Name Ταζή

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by CarlitosMS, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. CarlitosMS Senior Member

    Spanish - Spain
    Hello everybody

    I would like to know where does this first name come from, since I heard it for the first time related to a philologist called Ταζή Πετροπούλου.


    Carlos M.S.
  2. Tassos

    Tassos Senior Member

    This is one of the new fancy and "creative" nicknames that girls sometimes use or are given by their parents (mostly in order to "hide" their true name which to them sounds too old and traditional). This one though, I've never heard before and for the life of me I cannot guess where it comes from.
  3. cougr Senior Member

    It would be a fair theory, Tassos, were it not for the fact that she was born in 1920.
  4. velisarius Senior Member

    British English (Sussex)
    I can only offer a guess, for what it's worth. Perhaps it's Anastasia.

    Correction, maybe it's "Tazi-Petropoulou" if she is a married lady, in which case the second name is that of her husband.
  5. sotos Senior Member

    Sounds like jewish or other non-Greek (sur)name.
  6. shawnee

    shawnee Senior Member

    English - Australian
    She's Zakynthian, which suggests an Italian provenance, but that only leads to the male name, Tazio.
  7. Tassos

    Tassos Senior Member

    Sorry! I regretfully admit my ignorance ... :eek:

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