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Taryn is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Taryn is a well-known but special name!

Taryn is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,070 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,069 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. In the entire USA, approximately 22,740 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Taryn. That is 0.01 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Taryn mean?

The origin of the English modern name Taryn is not known. It is suggested that it is a feminine form of Tyrone, a place name in Northern Ireland. In Gaelic, it was called Tir Eoghain meaning ‘land of Eoghan’.

Actor Tyrone Power, famous... in the 1940s, named his daughter Taryn, born in 1953. She was one of the first to bear this name.

Taryn -
keeping with the times

Taryn is a phenomenon of Generation X and Y. Previously, the name wasn't really on the radar of expectant parents. Schoolkids of the early 20th century probably didn't have classmates named Taryn - until this very name unexpectedly cried out for attention and peaked in popularity at rank number 222 in 1985. Although it has never reached the top 100 list, this girls' name seems to have been in vogue for a while, which makes Taryn really in tune with her generation.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Taryn was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Taryn in 2022 – for some parents the most beautiful name in the world

89 babies were named Taryn in 2022 - that's 1 in 1,764,665 newborn girls. With this number, the girls' name Taryn ranked 1,923 in our SmartGenius first name statistics in 2022, the most recent year for which records are available.

Taryn has 5 letters 
and begins with a T

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter T is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. Because: 6.3% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A, S and M.

With five letters, the name Taryn is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

With 6.3% of all girls' names that begin with a T, this first letter is thus much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the girls’ names starting with T is Teresa.

Other names with 
T, a, r, y and n

If you take all the letters in the name Taryn – T, a, r, y and n – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Ryant or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Taryn

If your name is Taryn and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Taryn

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Taryn, you can simply say:






This is how the name Taryn is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Taryn in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Taryn

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Taryn is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Taryn

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Taryn sounds like this: