Girl name origins & meanings
- English : Claw
Family name origins & meanings
- English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French : from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot) or as an independent byname.
- English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French : metonymic nickname for a swift runner or for someone with a deformed heel, from Old French talon ‘heel’ (a diminutive of tal, Latin talus).
- Spanish (Tallón) : either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.
- A native of the Champagne region of France, Jean Talon was intendant for New France in 1665–68, and again in 1669–72.