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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Tavian

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Tavian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Tavian:

  • Records indicate that 169 boys in the United States have been named Tavian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 169 people in the U.S. were given the name Tavian. Those people are now 22 years old.

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      37 Positive Comments

  • "The name is suppose to be pronounced with an e sound at the second a. Like Tavien, but pronounced as Tavian." Jun. 5, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son name "Tavian" and he is only 3yrs old. Many Poeple think its a silly name, but i think its a very cooooooooooooool and fine." Aug. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son, Tavian, Feb. 4th 2009:) I LOVE the name and have never heard anything negative towards it. It's very rare and unique;) I get a lot of mispronounciations...such as Tabian, but a simple correction suffices that!" Aug. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son, Tavian Jordan(middle name) was born Oct 1996. His dad and I had been searching for months for a T boy's name. We started sounding different names out. I made up Tavier and he said what about Tavian. 13 1/2 yrs later, our Tavian loves his name as much as his dad and I do. We've never met anyone else with the name. I've been googling it since I had him and only saw the one football player with the name. Now I see it has caught on. It is pronounced as it is spelled Ta-vi-an. In our experience, we've gotten a number of people mistaking it for David. I've found they will also pronounce it with an o, as in Tavion, which neither of us like. He has since learned to say it slowly and clearly when introducing himself." May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 1999. I was watching a football game during delivery and there was a gentleman by the name of "Tabian." I liked it and thought it would be easier to pronounce if I changed it to "Tavian." It's pronounced Tay-vi-en. When I put him into daycare all the Moms kept complimenting me on the uniqueness of his name. 2 years later there were 3 newborns that were named Tavian in that school. I took that as a flattering compliment. =) Tavian ROCKS!" Feb. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tavian,He is 4 yrs old. I named him that because it was totally different." Feb. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our first son was born in October, 2007 and we named him Tavian. It took forever to find a suitable name as my husband's family already had 7 boys who had used many of the names we thought of using. We also wanted something very different, but not too odd and something definately masculine sounding. We found the name in a baby book that we'd already gone over 1001 times. We liked the sound of the name and when we found out it meant "8th" that settled it as he is the 8th grandson." Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is mark tavian allan i was born in 1962 Manchester England.My nephew is also called tavian after me,he's 16 now.When i asked my mum where she got the name tavian from she said she got it off a biscuit tin from when i was born,(she swears by it).so according to your charts the tavian name didnt start till 1998 so i reckon i could be the oldest or maybe the first." Jan. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had my son October 21st 2009. I found a name in the baby name book Davian, but i thought it sounded better with a T instead. His name is Tavian Alan, we also call him Tave, Tavey & lil'T. I also loved how uncommon of a name it is. Im glad there are so much of you that love the name as much as i do. The only thing is that sometimes people just hear the name and assume he's a she, then ask how i came up with the name." Jan. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend told me he liked the name before we knew we were having a girl. At first I didn't like it but it growing on me and now I can't wait to have a boy. But I also like Dante, Josiah, and Ethan too. I guess I will need a house full of kids to get all the names I want! I would love to go historical but no one wants to use those names. I am lucky naming my daughter alexandria after alexander the great. Michaela DiVinci Rasmussen :-)" Nov. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tavian I,m 41yrs and my son is Tavian Jr.who is 17yrs and we both like the fact that is not that popular even now people still never heard of it" Aug. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 month old is named Tavian Craig::) Love the name and get compliments all of the time! For short--we call him Tay Tay, Tay and T-Dog:)" Mar. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due in July and we are naming our son Tavian. I came up with this name from my husband wanting to name him Octavian meaning 8th. Our son Trestan passed away last year at 36 weeks stillborn due to wrapping of neck 4 times with the umbilical cord as well as a knot. He passed away in August which is the 8th month so Tavian is in remembrance to his brother Trestan as well as ian means God's been Gracious. Also the rest of my children all have names ending in an (Brennan, Madisan, Trestan, and now Tavian) after their father Brian." Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Tavian(3), I originaly wanted to name him Favian but my husband switched the "F" for a "T" and I fell in love with it. I haven't met anyone with his name yet." Feb. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is due in April, and he will be named Tavian. My husband and I were originally thinking Zavian, but we have a Xander, and we didn't want the "Z" sound twice. We had an epiphany one night and switched it to Tavian (his middle name will be Aries), and we're absolutely in love with the name. I've never known another person with a child of that name, and I like that." Jan. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Tavian. He is now 6 months old. Its not very common and people really like it. I expecially wanted something unique but didnt wan t it too....ghetto." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son Tavian turns 4 today. The NFL was our inspiration for his naming as one of the players had the name. Tavian is just a cool name for a cool dude." Sep. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tavian. I am a girl who is 17 now. My mom came up with it from the guy Octavian. Oct meaning eight and i was born in August. I come from the caribbean so my name is pronounced Tavian (Ta-vee-on or Ta-vee-un). A lot of people call me "Tav's"." Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Tavian Michael. We loved the name and got it from Octavius. We love different names our first son is Tanner, we hear that one all the time now but have yet to meet another Tavian." Aug. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tavian. It's pronounced Tay vee in. All the boys in my husbands family are named after sports figures my husband wanted to continue that and ran across this name on a college football card. The guys name was Tavian Banks he played for Iowa. I fell in love with this name and my husband got to stick with the sports theme.My daughters name is Laila after Laila Ahlee the boxer." Aug. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Tavian and people like the name but the reason I named her Tavian is because her older sister her name is Xadian and I wanted both of the names to be alike so I named her Tavian, not knowing that so many people out there name Tavian." Jul. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 5 month old is named Tavian. I dont know anyone with that name. I love it. We thought about naming him Octavian but thought that was a little too out there." Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of this name if we have a boy. We are due in September." May. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We loved the name as soon as we heard it, and there was no question that it would be the name we gave our son. Anyone open-minded to new names loves it." Mar. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son's name is Tavian, he's three months. The immediate reaction isn't always positive, but we wanted something strong yet unique, which can be a challenge for a boys name. Our first son's name is Koen and he is now the namesake of three other boys born since." Jan. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 4 day old son is named Tavian, we loved the name of a friends boy called Tavish, but wanted a different spin on it, so we came up with Tavian, amazing to see only a few have had the same idea. Great name!" Jan. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 3 year old son's name is Octavian. His daddy calls him by his full name but I often just call him Tavian." Jan. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "havent heard of anybody else with this name, what is ironic is that i seen that someone else named there boy tavian who is 7yrs old and that is the same name as my boy how wierd" Dec. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 3 month old's first name. People ask me if it is short for Octavian as well. I havnt had anyone miss pronouce it yet. It is simple yet different." Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I better love it. It's my 3 year old son's name. Everyone loves it when they hear it. We also call him Tavie for short." Jun. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tavian (Tay-vee-in) as well. We call him Tavy for short. He will be 6 in October" May. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tavian and he won't likely meet many as he grows. We love it and so does everyone else. We call him Tavie for short." Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter and son-in-law had a son on Winter Solstice in 2006 and they named him Tavian. We say it "Tay-Vee-In", and we seem to be calling him "Tavy" for short." Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its the name I gave my son. Tavian (tay-vee-on)is how we pronounce it. Most people think we named him Damion." Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my boy's unique yet sounds cool." Aug. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our son Tavean, he is due April 8 2006." Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tay-vee-un, everyone says it right, haven't met another on yet" Dec. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I just looked up this name because a friend named her baby that. Tavian is a horrible name. Most people probably just say they like it because nobody wants to insult someone's choice of names to their face." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      17 Neutral Comments

  • "My son is named Tavian Jacquez and he was born in 2000. So far I have never got a negative remark. Everyone thinks it's cool because it's different." Jun. 19, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Tavian in 2004. That has to be the coolest name I ever heard. I waited 10 years for a boy just to name him." May. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am in love with the name...I am expecting a boy due March 1, 2010...hopefully my husband jumps on board because he is stuck on Leandrew which i absolutely cannot stand..." Oct. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is almost five and he is " Tavian Doran" I also get the remmark that people think it's "Damian" It's shortened to suit my husband dislikes from Octavian. I find that too an awsome name. Octavian later known as Augustus Ceaser, a Roman empire, leader. Aswell our family last name is August. Truely meaningful to me!!!" Oct. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson's name is Tavian(Ta-vee-ahn)Jamir, he is 17 mths and is as rare & beautiful as his name." Oct. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2003 and is named Tavian Alexander. We also call him Tavey for short. I see many variations of the name like Tavin, Montavious, Quintavious, and even Tavia for a girl, but have yet to see "Tavian." The only down side is people tend to hear it wrong and think his name is Damian at first. We almost always have to repeat his name more than once. He is 6 now and likes his name a lot because no one else has his name at school." Aug. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in 2003, and is named Tavian William. I love the combination of the uncommon first name with the very traditional middle name. I have only met a few other Tavian's." May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son will be 2 in May 2009, his name is Tavian Derrick. We call him Tavey for short and we also call him... "bubby nubbins"." Apr. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tavian and I'm 40yrs also my son is named Tavian Jr and he is 16yrs everybody likes the name and its not as common as you might think.When i lived in Kansas i know of at least two women who named there kids Tavian and that was the early 90s" Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my neither is called tavian and he is now 8 we thought we would be the first with the name because no body hade heard it but by all the sites it coman" Jan. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Tavian in 1999 and he's 9 now. We'd only ever head of one person named Tavian, but it looks like it's caught on! We also named our second son Kaden, and our daughter Jalee Rylin which we've not heard before. We're glad to hear Tavian has caught on! SO many people have complimented us over the years." Oct. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Tavian he is no 8. We are looking for a name for our second son due in October. We love Tavian's name also and we know three other people who liked it and named their son the same thing." Jun. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Tavean. He is 2 he'll be 3 next month. I have not met many other people who have a child withthis name." Apr. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nephew's name is Tavian. He is 13yrs old. I don't know how his mom came up with it, but it is unique and I love it!" Jan. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughters name is Tavian. We came up with the name by combining our names. We also wanted something different. It was a round about way to come up with it, but "justified" it by likening it to Octavian. It is a strong name, but also beautiful, and perfectly suits our daughter. We thought we made it up, and turns out we weren't as original as we thought. But, still fun to know there are other Tavians out there." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tavian is my son's name, and he is seven years old. We also get asked where we came up with the name. I have not met anyone else you has had the name nor known anyone with that name. The funny part is though, is that he went to school with a boy named Octavian." Dec. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Tayvien (tay-vee-en). I hadnt heard of the name ever and wanted something different. He is almost 2 and calls himself tay-tay. People ask "like octavian" i say no just tayvien." Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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