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Meaning and name origin

Tamara \t(a)-ma-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced TAM-a-rah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tamara is "date palm". Russian variant of Tamar. Biblical: Tamar was a daughter of King David and sister to Absalom. See also Mara and Tara. Skiing athlete Tamara McKinney; author Tama Janowitz.


Tamara has 18 variant forms: Tama, Tamar, Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamary, Tamera, Tamma, Tammara, Tammi, Tammy, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Thamara, Thamarra and Thamera.


Tamara is a very popular first name for females (#229 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tamara for girls. Tamara reached its highest rank of #86 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tamara name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Tamara and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Mara (#695), Tara (#912), Tammy, Tamra, Tammi, Tamara and Tamera. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mara, Tamara, Tamera, Tammi, Tammy, Tamra, Tara in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mara, Tamara, Tara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tamara is also pronounced similarly to Temira, Temora and Timora. Other suggested similar baby names are Damara, Kamara, Samara and Tianara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tamara.