Tejon name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tejon

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Indian (Sanskrit)
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From Old Spanish [Term?], from Late Latin taxō, from a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *þahsuz. Compare German Dachs and Dutch das.

  1. European badger (Meles meles)
    Synonyms: tasugo, tejón común, tejón eurasiático, tejón europeo
  2. American badger (Taxidea taxus)
    Synonyms: bacher, juín, perro juín, puerco juín, tejón americano, tejón norteamericano, tlalcoyote
  3. (Mexico) white-nosed coati (Nasua narica)
    Synonyms: antón, coatí, coatí de nariz blanca, coati pizote, chico, chico-ataj, chiic, choluga, pizote, puerco espín de la tierra, tejón mexicano, tejón pizote
  4. (Tabasco, Chihuahua) raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    Synonyms: chico, culú, lavador, mapache, mapachín, maxtlatón, osito lavador, oso lavandero, ratón lavandero, tejón solitario, tlamatón
  5. (Costa Rica) northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana)
    Synonyms: atzcacoyote, brazo fuerte, chupamiel, colmenero, hormiguero, hormiguero aborícola, hormiguero de collar, hormiguero mexicano, ñanadata, oso colmenero, oso hormiguero, oso melero
  6. kinkajou (Potos flavus)
    Synonyms: bibana, colapinta, cusumbé, godoy, hormiguero, kinkajú, marta, martes, martica, martilla, martucha, mico de noche, micoleón, micuño, oso de Michoacán, oso melero, tancho

tejo (“tile, plate”) +‎ -ón (augmentative suffix)

  1. a gold plate or ingot
    Synonym: tejo

    Fun Facts about the name Tejon

  1. How Popular is the name Tejon? Tejon is the 30,203rd most popular name of all time.
  2. How many people with the first name Tejon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 167 babies born with the first name Tejon in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tejon to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tejon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. What year had the most people named Tejon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tejon was in 2004 with a total of 16 babies.
  5. Random Tejon Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tejon is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2000.
  6. Weird things about the name Tejon: The name spelled backwards is Nojet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nejot. How do you pronounce that?
  7. Tejon name meaning

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