Tatum name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tatum

User Submitted Origins

Aztec (Nahuatl)
Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from South Africa and the United States agree the name Tatum means "Cheerful bringer of joy" and is of African origin.
  2. According to a user from Wisconsin, U.S., the name Tatum means "Usa bringer of joy".
  3. A submission from South Africa says the name Tatum means "Bring joy" and is of Anglo-Saxon origin.
  4. A submission from South Africa says the name Tatum means "Brings joy" and is of English origin.
  5. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Tatum means "Joyful".
  6. A submission from South Africa says the name Tatum means "Joyful one" and is of English origin.
  7. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Tatum means "Joyous".
  8. According to a user from Utah, U.S., the name Tatum means "Brave kind awsome".
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  1. United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
  2. United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)

From Tatham, from Old English Tāta, a personal name of unknown meaning + hām.

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A village in Cameroon.
  5. A town in New Mexico.
  6. A town in South Carolina.
  7. A city in Texas.

Notable Persons Named Tatum

Notable Persons Named Tatum

Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal is an actress and author. She has had major accomplishments since 1973. Tatum was given the name Tatum Beatrice O'Neal by her parents Ryan O'Neal and Joanna Moore on November 5th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Tatum Bell

Tatum Bell is a football player. Tatum was born on March 2nd, 1981 in Dallas.

Tatum Keshwar

She holds the title Miss South Africa 2008. Tatum was born Tatum Keshwar on December 14th, 1983 in Durban.

Tatum Adair

Tatum Gressette

Tatum was born on March 22nd, 1900. He died on July 19th, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tatum

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tatum

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is an actor, film producer, dancer, and model. He was most active from 2000 to present. Channing was given the name Channing Matthew Tatum on April 26th, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

J. Michael Tatum

J. Michael Tatum is a voice actor, adr director, adr script writer, voice acting, and dubbing (filmmaking). His most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. J. was given the name John Michael Tatum on May 25th, 1976 in McKinney, Texas.

Art Tatum

Art Tatum was a jazz and stride (music) musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1927 to 1956. Art was given the name Arthur Tatum, Jr. on October 13th, 1909 in Toledo, Ohio, United States. He passed away on November 5th, 1956.

Jack Tatum

Jack Tatum was a football player. He was most active from 1971 to 1980. Jack was born on November 18th, 1948 in Cherryville, North Carolina. He passed away on July 27th, 2010.

Bradford Tatum

Bradford Tatum is a film actor and author. He was most active from 1989 to present. Bradford was given the name Bradford Steven Tatum on March 29th, 1965.

Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum is an athlete. Jayson was born on March 3rd, 1998 in St. Louis.

  • Lawrie Tatum
  • Craig Tatum

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tatum U.S.
  White 55.30% 64.26%
  African American 37.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.70% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tatum

People with the last name Tatum are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tatum

  • What name lists does Tatum rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tatum? Tatum is the 1,508th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tatum was the 1,451st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tatum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26,584 babies born with the first name Tatum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tatum to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tatum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1966 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tatum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tatum is Friday, February 10th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Tatum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tatum was in 2007 with a total of 990 babies.
  • Random Tatum Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tatum ranks 91st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 70 babies in Arizona have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Tatum: The name spelled backwards is Mutat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tamut. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tatum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,558 people with the last name Tatum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tatum? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Tatum as their last name.
  • Tatum name meaning

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