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Tarragon Meaning and Origin

Tarragon is a gender-neutral name of Latin and French origin, meaning “herb.” It is derived from the Old French word “targon,” which was adapted from the Latin word “dracunculus,” meaning “little dragon.” This name likely refers to the serpent-like appearance of the plant’s roots. Tarragon is a culinary herb with a distinctive anise-like flavor and is often used in various cuisines around the world. Tarragon, both a name and an herb, exudes an air of mystique and charm. Just as the name suggests, it carries a touch of enchantment, evoking images of a medieval garden where legendary creatures might have roamed. This name holds a natural elegance, a delicate balance between the ancient and the contemporary. It’s a name that can easily captivate with its unique sound and rich history. “Tarragon” is not commonly used as a given name. It’s more frequently associated with the culinary herb. However, nature-inspired names and unique botanical names have been gaining popularity in recent years, so it’s possible that Tarragon could find its way into the realm of baby names as well.

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