Taras name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Taras mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Taras

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Ukraine says the name Taras means "Rebel, wild Man".
  2. According to a user from India, the name Taras is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Rapid progress; velocity; strength; efficacy; quick; ferry; raft; energy".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Taras

Notable Persons Named Taras

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko is a writer. His career lasted from 1840 to 1861. Taras was given the name Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko in Moryntsi.

Taras Stepanenko

Taras Stepanenko is a soccer player for the FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Arsenal Kharkiv, FC Torpedo Zaporizhya, FC Metalurh-2 Zaporizhya, FC Metalurh Zaporizhya, Ukraine national under-19 football team, Ukraine national under-21 football team, and Ukraine national football team. Taras was born on August 8th, 1989 in Velyka Novosilka, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Taras Mykhalyk

Taras Mykhalyk is a soccer player for the FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC CSKA Kyiv, FC Dynamo Kyiv, FC Hoverla Uzhhorod, and Ukraine national football team. Taras was born on October 28th, 1983 in Lyubeshiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union.

Taras Burlak

Taras Burlak is a soccer player for the FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod, FC Rubin Kazan, FC Rubin-2 Kazan, Russia national under-21 football team, and Russia national football team. Taras was born on February 22nd, 1990 in Vladivostok.

Taras Bidenko

Taras was born on February 8th, 1980 in Kiev.

Taras Shelestyuk

Taras was born on November 30th, 1985 in Makiivka.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Taras

Notable Persons With the Last Name Taras

Jamie Taras

Jamie Taras is a football player. Jamie was born on January 31st, 1966 in Acton, Ontario.

John Taras

John was born in 1919. He passed away in 2004.

Dan Taras

Dan Taras is an athlete for the FC Rapid Ghidighici.

Cristian Taras

Cristian Taras is an athlete for the FC Petrocub Hîncești.

Daniel Taras

Daniel Taras is an athlete for the FC Petrocub Hîncești.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Taras U.S.
  White 95.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.41% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Taras

People with the last name Taras are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Taras

  • How Popular is the name Taras? Taras is the 14,510th most popular name of all time. As a last name Taras was the 43,584th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Taras have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 634 babies born with the first name Taras in the United States. That's more than enough people named Taras to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Taras? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Taras first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Taras is Saturday, August 19th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Taras born? The highest recorded use of the first name Taras was in 1969 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Taras Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Taras is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Taras: The name spelled backwards is Sarat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aatsr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Taras? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 495 people with the last name Taras.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Taras? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Taras as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Taras name meaning

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