Talon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Talon

Talon

Pronunciation: TA-lən (key)

Origin of the name Talon:

Derived from talon (the sharp claw of a bird of prey).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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A talon is a claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey. It is usually the sharp claw of a bird of prey, such as the eagle, a hawk, a falcon, owl, or a buzzard. Eagle talons are four times greater in strength than a human hand. The talons on a full-grown eagle are larger than the canine teeth of a lion. They are very sharp and are kept that way by the rocks.

An eagle has 4 talons, 3 in front and 1 in back that acts like a thumb.

The marriage vows of the Eagles are made while being suspended 10 to 15 thousand feet in the air. This ceremony is done by locking talons together and turning head over heels with both Eagles screaming in joy. Eagles are totally committed to their mates. They will remain together for life.

Myths of eagles:Partiality through the Eagle's life, he will go through a molting process that will bring great depression. Calcium deposits will appear on the Eagle's talons and beak.During this time, the Eagle begins to walk like a Turkey. He has no strength to fly. Other Eagles who have already gone through this molting process and survived, will fly above the valley in which the Eagle is in, and drop fresh food to help strengthen him. Unfortunately, some Eagles will not receive the help of other Eagle's and will die in the valley while others will, and regain their strength. Once they regain their strength, they will climb the mountain in which they were raised on.The Eagle will then fly into the rock and beat the calcium deposits off their beaks and talons. This is a very painful experience; however, it must be done. After this experience, the Eagle will Soar again with greater strength than ever before!

In Christian belief: The Eagle's deal with the Serpent by laying hold of him with their talons, removing his head and using their bill to peck the Serpent (snake) to death. Eagles will also pick the serpent up and drop him on a jagged rock causing him to die.

It may also refer to:

Places:

Talon, Nièvre, a commune in the Nièvre département in France
Talon (Smallville), a fictional coffee shop in the TV series Smallville
Products:

Brass eagle paintball marker called "talon".
Lacrosse material manufacturer called Talon Lacrosse
People:

Durwin Talon, an illustrator and professor of new media
Jean Talon, the first intendant of New France
Music:

Talons by Bloc Party
Fictional characters:

the stage name of professional wrestler Talon Thorne
Talon, a character in the Static Shock animated series
Talon, a character in The Legend of Zelda series
a character from Prey (video game)
a character from Primal Rage
the codename of X-23, a Marvel Comics character
Talon (DC Comics), a DC Comics character
Talon (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics superhero from the Guardians of the Galaxy future
Achille Talon, comic book series and character
Talon Karrde, a character in the Star Wars universe.
Talon AKA Talon of the Silver Sawk. A character featured in Raymond E. Feist's Conclave of Shadows trilogy.
Objects:

the Eagle Talon, an automobile produced by the Eagle division of Chrysler
the T-38 Talon, a US-built supersonic jet trainer for military pilots
the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon, a variant of the C-130 aircraft operated by the U.S. Air Force
Foster-Miller TALON, a US military unmanned ground vehicle
Talon light fighter, a fictional starfighter in Wing Commander (computer game)
F/A-37 Talon, a fictional advanced fighter aircraft in the 2005 film Stealth (film)
Talon (roller coaster), an inverted roller coaster
Other:

Tulsa Talons, Tulsa Oklahoma's arena football team. 2007 af2 Champions.
TalonSoft, a computer game developer
Talon Zipper, US zipper company
in some card games, the remainder of a deck of cards stacked on the table after the deal
a well-known brand name for the poison brodifacoum
TALON (database), maintained by the US Air Force
Ogee, a shape used in woodworking
The symbol of the 3rd Battalion of the 82nd Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division (United States)
Talon Surfboards
13 Leaves on the Olive branch in the eagle's right talon and 13 Arrows by the eagle's left talon in The Great Seal of the United States signifying war if needed and peace.

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Tally
The Talster
Talester
Tal
Tally O (my son's name is Talon Orion)
Tallimon
Talo

Meanings and history of the name Talon: | Edit

French origin
Claw of a bird of prey
name of Tazer gun in police force
Military equipment name-Talon Robots
Airplane name
Vehicle name
Name of a zipper company
For those of you who have e-mailed me wondering if it's true that an eagle goes into seclusion, plucks all of its feathers, sheds its beak and talons, and then renews itself, is a myth. An eagle's beak and talons grow continuously, because they are made of keratin, the same substance as our hair and fingernails. Eagles molt in patches, taking almost half a year to replace feathers, starting with the head and working downward. Not all feathers are replaced in a given molt. An eagle without feathers, talons, and a beak would die of starvation and exposure.

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