Girl Baby Name

Taraji

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Quick Facts on Taraji

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • African-American
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 855
Pronunciation:
Uncertain (ta-RAW-jay?)
Simple meaning:
Hope

Characteristics of Taraji

  • Freedom-loving
  • Adventurous
  • Adaptable
  • Intellectual
  • Easygoing
  • Progressive
  • Sensual

Etymology & Historical Origin - Taraji

Taraji is the Swahili word for “hope”. Swahili is the indigenous language spoken along the east African coast from northern Kenya to northern Mozambique. In recent decades, African-Americans have brought names over to the United States from the African continent in honor of their heritage, and so we find other Swahili names on the charts today including Imani (which means “faith”) and Amani (which means “peace”). Taraji is another celebration of this naming practice.

Popularity of the Name Taraji

Taraji first appeared on the female naming charts in America in 2009. This was likely influenced by talented actress Taraji P. Henson who won accolades for her roles in 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. She was in the spotlight at 2009’s Academy Awards having been nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Henson and her unusual Swahili name were in the news. Once people learned of the name’s meaning (“hope”) they gravitated quickly to it. And who can blame them? Considering all the “hopes” and dreams we have for our children, what better moniker than one which means exactly that – i.e., hope. Taraji increased in popularity the following year (2010) but has since retreated backwards on the charts. This is still a rare name and used only by a handful of parents. It is most popular among Africans-Americans.
Popularity of the Girl Name Taraji
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Taraji

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Taraji

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Taraji

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

  • Popular Songs on Taraji

    Popular Songs on Taraji

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

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Taraji

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Taraji

    Taraji - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Taraji.

  • Famous People Named Taraji

    Famous People Named Taraji

    Famous People Named Taraji - Taraji P. Henson (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Taraji

    Children of Famous People Named Taraji

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

  • Historic Figures

    Taraji - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

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

Personality of the Girl Name Taraji

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Variations of the Baby Name - Taraji

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