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Kinda confusing, huh? (I especially love that Hebrew meaning). ;-)
We'll probably never know for sure
name first originated,
but the majority of places I checked gave props to the Celtic-Gaelic most often.
~ (That works for me, since my last name is Celtic-Gaelic as well)! ~
SPELLING & PRONUNCIATION
I must admit, when I made the decision
my name, I wasn't totally
prepared for always having to spell or pronounce it for everyone.
In fact, I figured out pretty darned quick that sometimes it's easier to answer
to "Karen" or "Tara" - especially on the phone - just to save time.
I'd only experienced a little of this when I had the name "Tari" because while most people
said it correctly, they wrongly assumed I spelled it with the more common "e".
Still, at least I was already used to not being able to find my name readily
available on a keychain, an I.D. bracelet, or even stationery, LOL.
Of all the Taryns I've heard from, most of them pronounce it like I do:
TARE-IN (like Karen, but with a " T ").
However, there are others who prefer this pronunciation:
TAR-IN (Tar rhymes with Car).
Finally, I even found a 4-year-old girl whose mother says her name this way:
TARE-INN (accent on the 2nd syllable, like Corrinne).
An interesting factoid: the vast majority of the Taryns (etc) who've contacted me via this
site tend to hail from England, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
Also - believe it or not - there are quite a few boys out there with the name as well!
And it appears the spellings are just as diverse as the origins and meanings.
Again, the majority choose to spell it just like I do: TARYN.
Still, I found many variations such as:
There's also a Celtic God of Thunder
Pretty cool, huh? ;-)
I discovered something else about the
name TARYN while looking up
the origins and meanings: even though it appears in many different cultures and
languages, virtually no one really famous has ever had the name.
Actor Barry Van Dyke (son of Dick Van
and singer Michael
each have daughters
named 'Taryn', but those Taryns aren't well known in their own right.
The three exceptions to this are actor TARAN NOAH SMITH (the youngest son on the
"Home Improvement" TV series); actress TARYN MANNING (she starred in "Crossroads" with
Britney Spears); and - of course - actress TARYN POWER, the daughter of legendary actor Tyrone Power.
Continuing our journey.....
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