TajThe name can have two different etymologies, the most obvious, pronounced (TAHZH) is from the Arabic word for crown as in the Taj Mahal. Another source, pronounced (TYE) is from the Scandianavian diminutive form of Tage.

In recent years, its Arabic form became somewhat popular outside the Islamic world in Australia and the United States, among people of various ethnic backgrounds. In Australia, Taj made an appearance in the Top 100 in 2008, coming in as the 89th most popular male name. In the United States, Taj only appeared in the U.S. Top 1000 2 times, in 1976 and again in 1998, peaking at a meager #952 in 1998.

The Scandianvian Taj currently ranks as the 64th most popular male name in Slovenia (2016).


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Greek
Meaning: debated
Eng (TIE-ko); Dutch (TEE-ko)

The name is derived from the Greek, Tychon (Τυχων) meaning, “hitting the mark.” Another etymology is that it could be derived from the Greek, tyche, meaning “luck.”

The name was borne by a Greek saint, but its most notable bearer was Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).

The name has enjoyed widespread usage throughout Northern Europe. It is believed that the name may have started off as a Latinized equivalent for the Old Norse, Toki, meaning “jerk; simpleton”, or as a Latinized form of Torkel.

The designated name-day in Greece is June 16.

Other forms of the name include

  • Tyge (Danish)

  • Tycho (Dutch/German/Latin)

  • Teiko (Finnish)

  • Tyyko (Finnish)

  • Tyko (Norwegian/Swedish)

  • Tikhon Тихон (Russian)

  • Tage (Swedish)


  1. http://www.behindthename.com/name/tycho
  2. http://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Tycho