Tallulah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tallulah
Origin of the name Tallulah:
A Choctaw name meaning "jumping water." The name was borne by actress Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 68).
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With memories of the outrageous actress Tallulah Bankhead fading, this hauntingly euphonious Choctaw name has re-entered the public domain; used by Demi and Bruce and by rocker Simon (Duran Duran) Le Bon, and now acceptable for all. (Trivia tidbit: Bankhead's namesake her paternal grandmother who, in turn, was named after the Georgia town of Tallulah Falls.)
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I have a friend with this name, but it is spelled Telula instead of Tallulah. Personally, I love both spellings and think it is a beautiful name!
My name is Tallulah, but growing up I always went by Tula. I absolutely adore my name now (age 20) and wish I could use it for my daughter as well. I get compliments almost every time I introduce myself, and have had people remember me in coffee shops and elsewhere because of my unique name.
- Nicknames for Tallulah: | Edit
La La, Lulu, Lucy, Tally, Luly, Lulah, Talula, Tilly, Tula, Tal, Talli
- Meanings and history of the name Tallulah: | Edit
Choctaw Indian "leaping water"
- Famous real-life people named Tallulah: | Edit
Tallulah Bankhead, actress
Tallulah Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
Tallulah Novogratz, one of the daughters (a twin with Bellamy) on the Bravo reality series "9 by Design" and HGTV's "Home by Novogratz"
- Tallulah in song, story & screen: | Edit
Tallulah is a character played by young Jodie Foster in Bugsy Malone (1976), a black and white musical gangster film played entirely with a child cast.
British band, Tallulah Gosh.
'Tallulah' is the name of a song by Tori Amos.
'Tallulah' is also the name of a song by Sonata Arctica
A character- starlet of the 1930's, a stage dancer, in the 2nd season of the new Doctor Who (2006)played by actress Miranda Raison.