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Tam (girl)

What does Tam mean?

Tam Pronunciation of Tam [tam] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Tam). Tam means "twin". Tam is an alternate spelling of Tammy (English, Aramaic): short transcription of Thomasina and Tamara.


7 alternative forms via Tammy: Tami, Tamie, Tamlyn, Tammee, Tammey, Tammi and Tammie.

Creative forms:
(female) Ta, Tram, ..

(male) Taty, Try, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tam Everleigh (T.E.), ..

How popular is Tam?

Tam is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2706 out of 4276, Top 63%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#2723 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Tam (not in Top 2000) are Tami, Tamie, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie and Tammy. Other forms, like Tammee, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Tam was at its most widespread 6 decades ago (average #547), but now, forms like Tammi have become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tami, Tamie, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tam and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Cam, Pam, Sam, Ta-, Tal and Tama. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tam.

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