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 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).
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).