Boy Baby Name

Talon

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Quick Facts on Talon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English, French, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 497
Pronunciation:
TAY-lәn
Simple meaning:
Claw, anklebone

Characteristics of Talon

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Talon

Talon is a modern English forename taken from the vocabulary word “talon” meaning ‘claw’ (specifically a hooked claw found on birds of prey). The English got the word from the Norman-French in the Middle Ages from the Latin “talus” meaning ‘anklebone’. The bird’s talons are used to fasten their prey (fish, mice, etc) into their grip as they fly away with their supper. As a forename, Talon appears to be used mainly in the United States, but also some areas of Canada and Australia. This masculine given name is a modern invention and still not commonly used.

Popularity of the Name Talon

In America, the name first emerged in 1990. It’s not clear what suddenly prompted the use of this unusual vocabulary word as a forename for a child. Based on our research, Talon seems to be a commonly used character name in the fantasy or sci-fi genres of books, video games and comic books. Therefore it would seem to have a pretty niche audience. It’s not until the years 2005 and 2006 does Talon really take off in moderate popularity. The name advanced almost 350 positions in those two short years. This time, the sudden interest in Talon can be attributed to Talan Torriero, a member of MTV's Laguna Beach series, first appearing in 2004. Although Talon had limited appearances on the show, he was a standout and fan favorite. A classic good-looking California surfer-boy with wit and charm to boot. Future American parents clearly responded to this cute kid and there was a brief frenzy of interest in his unusual name. Today the name seems to be veering backwards on the charts. Probably a brief fad, we’ll have to wait and see. In any case, naming your son after a bird’s digit isn’t all that bad when you think about it. Eagles, falcons, hawks and owls all wouldn’t be able to survive without those talons.
Popularity of the Boy Name Talon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Talon

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Talon

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Talon

    Talon We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Talon.

  • Popular Songs on Talon

    Popular Songs on Talon

    Talon - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Talon.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Talon

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Talon

    Talon (Glenn Scalf) - When a large raptor egg mysteriously appears in the nest of Letta and Kian, the mockingbird couple decide to raise the fledgling as one of their own, along with their three other hatchlings. This causes the family to be shunned by the other inhabitants of the forest who” will not live in the same area as a predator.” Then the secretive and mysterious crow arrives bearing news that the young falcon, Talon has a destiny to fulfill that will involve a dangerous interaction with the human threat that is upon the forest. The young bird’s decision could either help or hurt his family and the forest on which they depend. Talon must face his destiny as well as overcome the prejudice of his neighbors while trying to discover his true identity which would seem like a daunting task to any other bird, but not so for the prince of the falcons. Kindle edition. Recommended for ages unknown.

    Talon Tales - Talon Adopts Shiner (Christie Volkmer) - Meet Talon - our fun-loving, curly-haired, blonde friend. Talon loves his family and friends but feels like he is missing a piece to his family s puzzle. Talon tells his mom and dad that he would love to get a dog! This is where our four-legged, furry friend, Shiner, comes into the picture. Shiner loves his new family but he is having a little trouble learning how to be a good companion. Follow Talon and Shiner along and witness the birth of what is destined to become a special friendship. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Talon's Adventure: The Adventures Begin (Mae'jon Dar Cawyer) - Talon, a retired sled dog finds himself lost, no longer can he pull the sleds and has been separated from his sled dog friends. Talon fears he has no future but wondrous surprises are in store for Talon as he begins his adventures. Written by a 10 year old Yupik Eskimo Native Alaskan. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Talon, come fly with me (Gigi Sedlmayer) - Talon: Come Fly With Me is about the life of nine-year-old girl, Matica. Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. She moved here with her Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents when she was five years old. Ever since Matica could remember, she faced cruel rejection because of a growth handicap that traps her in a body of a two-year-old. Because of her appearance, the local Indians wouldn't accept her into their community or allow her to play with their children. Under the watchful eyes of her parents, lonely Matica explores the plateau of the Andes. She found a pair of condors soaring near the mountains and with patience and a sense of adventure she befriended them. She named the condors Tamo and Tima and a strong bond and love developed between them. The adventure of this book begins two years later, as Matica helplessly witnessed poachers stealing the condors' egg from their nest. After a dramatic fight between Tamo and the poachers, the poachers abandoned the egg leaving it far from its nest. Being unable to bring it back to the nest, Tamo and Tima sent signals to Matica to take care of their egg. Later on, during Matica's tenth birthday, the condor egg hatches. The hatchling is called Talon and this story focuses on the self journey of Matica, as she teaches the little hatchling to fly. This experience changes her life completely and enables her to see a positive side to her handicap. Recommended for ages 9-13.

  • Famous People Named Talon

    Famous People Named Talon

    Famous People Named Talon - Talan Torriero (reality TV)

  • Children of Famous People Named Talon

    Children of Famous People Named Talon

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Talon - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Talon.

  • Historic Figures

    Talon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Talon - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Talon.

Personality of the Boy Name Talon

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Talon

  • No Variations Found.
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