This post was originally going to be on Charlotte until I realised that Tallulah wasn’t on my list and should have been instead of Charlotte which is my 21st favourite name. After Tallulah there is just one more girls name (Ruby) and 4 more boys names (Oscar, Fletcher, Caspian and Miller). I have written about Tallulah before in my names from my childhood series
Tallulah is a rare name meaning either leaping waters in the Choctaw language or “town” in the Creek language and spelt Talulla which means lady of abundance. As I mentioned in my last post Tallulah only ranks in the UK at 256 down from 229 in 2012. The Talulla spelling also ranks at 2649. A few hyphenated names also rank because it’s England Tallulah-Belle is the most common also at 2649 most likely inspired by Tallulah Belle Willis, Tallulah-Rose comes in at 3536 and Tallulah-Blu debuted last year at 5742, Tallulah-Mae also ranked in 2009 at 5556. In the US 144 girls were named Tallulah, 7 named Tallula, 21 named Talula and 19 Talulah.
So is Tallulah a name that deserves more popularity or is it too cutesy to be imagined on a child? Do the nicknames of Tally, Tully, Lulu, Lula, Lou and Lucy help to make it more professional or is it a name that shouldn’t be used?