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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to question@babynames.com

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Hi Jennifer,

Well, I like the name Tavia, but I don’t want to name one of my kids after someone I know who’s name is Tavia. So I added a suffix, “anna”. I looked on your site, and “Tavia” was listed as an abbreviation of “Octavia”, meaning eight, and “anna” was listed as “gracious, merciful”. So the name I made up, Tavianna, would mean “gracious, merciful eighth”??? Any thoughts on any other meanings this name could have?

Sincerely,
NJ

Hi NJ,

I love the name Tavianna, great job!  It is easy to pronounce and easy to spell. Yes, I would combine the meanings, but I would say “The Eighth / Gracious, Merciful.”  I will add it to our site.

Sincerely,
Jennifer