Tallulah Name Meaning & Origin
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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Pronounced: tah-LOO-lah or TAL-you-lah
I thought this name was pronounced TAHL-you-lah, which I still think is much prettier than tah-LOO-lah.
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.)
My name is tallulah and i am 17. i work at a supermarket and i always get great comments about my name. but i dont like it when people say i love your name, and then pronounce my name so ugly and wrong
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I have a Daughter with this name, Personally, I love both spellings and think it is a beautiful name! We always get comments on how pretty her name is, and how she suits it, My daughter is 5 and is into dancing, gymnastics, drama, and singing, little diva, to go along with her name :)
- Nicknames for Tallulah: | Edit
La La, Lulu, Lucy, Tally, Luly, Lulah, Talula, Tully, Tilly, Tula, Tal, Talli, Tallulah-bell,
- 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 Hoffman (b. 2007), daughter of American actor, director, and proudcer Philip Seymour Hoffman
Tallulah Ruth Dash (b. 2008), daughter of American entrepreneur, music producer, and actor Damon Dash
- 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.