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What does Tama mean?

Tama Pronunciation of Tama [tama] as a girls' name is pronounced tah-mah. It is of Japanese and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tama is "globe, ball; perfect". Also nickname of Tamara and Tammy. Author Tama Janowitz.

Associated with: perfect (virgin).


23 related forms via Tamara, Tammy: Tam, Tamar, Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamary, Tamera, Tami, Tamie, Tamlyn, Tamma, Tammara, Tammee, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Thamara and Thamera.

Creative forms:
(female) Thama, Tima, ..

(male) Tata, Tato, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tama Alianna (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tama?

Tama is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3530 out of 4276, Top 83%) and also a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tama entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #1547 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tama name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tama outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular related forms of Tama appearing in the Top 2000 are Tamar, Tamara (#1332 last year), Tamera, Tami, Tamie, Tammara, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy and Tamra. Other variants, like Tam, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Tama reached its most widespread in the 1960s (median #702) and is now much lower (#1944, 100% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tama, Tamar, Tamara, Tamera, Tami in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tammy, Tamra in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tama is alike in pronunciation to Taima, Taimah, Taoimah, Timmi, Toma, Tommi and Tommy. Other recommended names are Bama, Cama, Dama, Jama, Kama, Pama, Rama, Tada, Tahna, Taina, Taja, Talma, Tana, Tanea, Tani, Tania, Tanya, Tara, Tasa, Tava, Tawna, Taya, Teana, Tena, Thana, Tiana, Tina, Tona and Tyana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tama.

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