Tatum Name Meaning & Origin
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I LOVE this name. It has a wonderful sound and meaning.
My daughter's name is Tatum, and she has certainly lived up to the meaning (cheerful); she never stops smiling.
Sorry to say, but it reminds me too much of a certain part of the male genitals.
What part ... the scrotum?
This is just an odd name to me...
It only caught on because of Tatum O'Neal. And where Ryan came up with this name, is beyond me - it's a surname, not a first name for a girl!
In response to above poster: Tatum O'Neal was named after jazz pianist Art Tatum...also, I think it's a pretty neat name for a girl. I would rather be named Tatum than something common and boring.
Not very feminine - reminds me of Tater Tots
There used to be a comic strip in the paper called Snuffy Smith. Snuffy and his wife had a baby (boy) called Tater. Also, potatoes are called Taters. Tatum reminds me of potatoes!
Reminds me of POTATOES!
That's small potatoes.
Tatum can be spelled Tatumn. My best friend is Tatumn Schatrawkhe.
I once had a teacher named Mrs. Tatum. Whenever I hear the name Tatum I think of her.
- Personal experiences with the name Tatum: | Edit
Everyone who has ever asked what my daughter's name is, when told Tatum, they say, "Ah, what a beautiful name."
- Nicknames for Tatum: | Edit
Taternuts (from the show "That 70's Show".
- Meanings and history of the name Tatum: | Edit
Middle English: To be Cheerful
- Famous real-life people named Tatum: | Edit
Tatum O'Neal (actress)
Channing Tatum (actor)
Tatumn Schatrawkhe (basketball player)
Tatum Coffey (women's lacrosse player)
Art Tatum (jazz pianist)
- Tatum in song, story & screen: | Edit
Rose McGowan plays Tatum Riley in the first "Scream."