What does Tamara mean?
Tamara /tama-ra/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced TAM-a-rah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Tamara is "date palm".
How popular is Tamara?
Tamara is a very prominent first name for females (#229 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#116123 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tamara for girls. Tamara was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #86 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Mara (#695 in 2014), Tara (#912), Tarah, Tamra, Tammy, Tammi, Mari and Tamera are the prominent related forms of Tamara ranked in the Top 1000. Forms like Tarra are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5611%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0437%, ▼92.2%), with forms like Tara, Tamara, Tamera, Mari and Tammi becoming somewhat outmoded. Mara (#695) is the most fashionable girl name here. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Tamara and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)