Taraji

Taraji - A very unique female name



  Jun 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Taraji, meaning hope, appeared on the charts for the first time in 2006 on position #5813. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Taraji and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Taraji? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Taraji. The baby girl name Taraji was given to 276 baby girls in 2012, ranking #819 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,120 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Taraji peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2010 on position 659.



Famous with this name

Taraji P. Henson
Tarajia Morrell


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Taraji is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Taraji is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #173 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,020.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Taraji is where you live.


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Taraji origin and meaning

Taraji is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means hope. To see famous people named Taraji, pop culture references for the name Taraji and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Taraji

We've found the following names that sound similar to Taraji, sorted by popularity.

Teresa / Theresa / Tracy / Tracey / Traci / Tricia / Trisha / Tracie / Therese / Terese /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012819
2011768
2010659
2009830
20084153
20065813

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi173
Louisiana249
Florida354
Alabama391
North Carolina427
Georgia456
South Carolina560
Illinois663
Missouri711
Virginia724
Maryland754
New Jersey805
Tennessee808
Pennsylvania894
Michigan1056
Texas1192
New York1196
Ohio1209
California2020

Even more about Taraji


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Taraji a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Taraji?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Taraji
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,120
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 2006
2012 births +276

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