What does Tamara mean?
Tamara [tama-ra] as a girls' 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.
(female) Tamana, Tamata, ..
(male) Tamaro, Tamaty, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
Tamara was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #90 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1332. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Mara (#739 in 2015), Tara (#910), Tamra, Tarra, Tarah, Tammy, Tammara, Tama, Tamar, Tamera and Tammi are the prominent related forms of Tamara (#1332 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Marra, are uncommon. These relations of Tamara were favored as birth names in the 1960s (usage of 1.8%) and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Tammi becoming somewhat outmoded. Tara is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Mara has become trendy as well.
Tamara▼ is alike in pronunciation to Temira, Temora and Timora. Other recommended names are Amara▲, Babara, Camala, Camaran, Damara, Hadara, Jamari, Kaara, Kamara, Kamari, Kanara, Lacara, Makara, Marmara, Nahara, Pamala, Sagara, Sahara, Samala, Samara, Samaria, Samira, Sammara, Semara, Shamara, Tahira, Tajana, Talora, Tameka▼, Tamica, Tamika▼, Tanaia, Tanaya, Tashara, Taura, Tawana▼, Teara, Tianara, Tiara▼, Tifara and Zahara. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tamara.See names in meaning and etymology.