Tatum - Meaning of Tatum
[ 2 syll. ta-tum, tat-um ] The baby girl name Tatum is pronounced as TEY-T-ahM †. Tatum's language of origin is Old English and it is used mainly in the English language. The name's meaning is 'Tate's homestead'. It is from the element tun which means 'town, settlement, homestead'. The given name is derived from the surname, which is itself ultimately of a place name.
Another variant form of Tatum is the English contraction Tate.
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Tatum is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2013 with 0.051% of baby girls being given the name Tatum. It ranked at #329 then. In 2018, it ranked at #418 with a usage of 0.040%, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its group. Tatum has mostly been a girl name, although in the past century it has also been used for boys. In 2017, the name Tatum was given to 65% more girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Tatum: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"