Meaning and Origin
What does the name Tawny mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Arkansas, U.S., the name Tawny means "Little one".
- A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Tawny means "Reddish brown".
Etymology: F. tanné, p. p. of tanner to tan. See Tan (v. t.) & (n.) Cf. Tenné
- Of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
From Middle English tawne, from Anglo-Norman tawné, from Old French tané, past participle of taner (“to tan”), from tan (“tanbark, tawny color”), from Gaulish tanno (“holm oak”), from Proto-Celtic *tanno- (“green oak”), of uncertain further origin. Compare Breton tann, Old Irish caerthann (“rowan”).
- A light brown to brownish orange colour.