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Pronounced \tah-WUN-nah\, Tawanna is a name of Native American origin ('tan hide'). The name may have Chinese and Swahili origins as well.

Tawanna is also a Slavic expression, meaning "The tribe of the Vandals." The Vandals (or Wendlas) were an ancient Slavonic tribe whose destructive behavior gave us the modern term 'vandalism'. This name may or may not be related to the similar name of a princess found in 18th-century Polish folk tales.

Variations include Tawana, Towanda, Tawanda and Tiwana.
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The meaning of Tawanna or Tawana has different variations depending on the culture. In Thailand, Tawanna is the name of a huge marketplace, and mall. There are also a number of Tawanna Thai restaurants around the world.
Tawanna in English means "Created"
Tawanna in the Native American culture means "Tan Hide".
Tawana is also a name of Persian origin that means "Able, robust".
Tawana in Zimbabwe means "we have."
Tawana was also a kingdom in Africa in the 1880s that later became Botswana.

Note: Tawanna does not have the same meaning as Towanda or Wanda.
Let's go to Tawanna Thai today!" or "Hello my name is Tawanna!"
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