Meaning “to be cheerful” in Middle English, this name was solely a surname until a child actress named Tatum O’Neal made it famous. This is a great choice, even if your kid skips a nap and really isn’t all that cheerful.
Famous people named Tatum-unisex:
Actress Tatum O’Neal; actress Tatum McCann; South African model Tatum Keshwar; daughter of baseball player Brian Schneider; lacrosse player Tatum Coffey; actor Channing Tatum.
Tatum O’Neal is the youngest person to ever win an Academy Award, which she won at age 10 for her role in the movie Paper Moon.