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What does Tamara mean?

Tamara \t(a)-ma-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.


Variations

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

Tamara has 12 more different forms via Mara, Tara: Mahra, Marah, Maralina, Maralinda, Maraline, Mari, Marra, Tarah, Taralyn, Taralynn, Tarra and Tarrah.


Popularity

Tamara is a very prominent first name for females (#229 out of 4276, Top 5%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (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)

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

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

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. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Tara, Tamara, Tamra, Tammy 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)

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

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


Similar Names

Tamara is alike in pronunciation to Temira, Temora and Timora. Other recommended similar baby names are Damara, Kamara, Samara and Tianara. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tamara.

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