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What does Tami mean?

Tami [ta-mi] as a girls' name is pronounced TAH-mee. It is of Japanese origin, and the meaning of Tami is "let people see benefit".


Tami has 1 variant: Tamiko.

Affiliated girl names: Tamika and Tammy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Taimi, Tymi, ..

(male) Tamita, Tata, ..

How popular is Tami?

Tami is a very prominent first name for women (#489 out of 4276, Top 11%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#96480 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Tami for girls. Tami was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #190 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tami name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Tami and corresponding names. Tammy, Tamiko and Tamika are the prominent variation forms of Tami rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Tami were favored as birth names 54 years ago (usage of 1.51%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tami, Tamika, Tamiko, Tammy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tami and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Tami is alike in pronunciation to Taima, Taimah, Tama, Tamie, Tamma, Tammee, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie, Timmi, Timmie, Toma, Tommi, Tommie and Tommy. Other recommended names are Cami, Cammi, Carmi, Demi, Emmi, Jaimi, Jami, Kami, Kammi, Kimi, Laxmi, Maemi, Mimi, Noami, Romi, Sami, Sammi, Ta-, Tacia, Tacie, Tacy, Tada, Tahni, Tais, Tait, Taja, Taji, Tajia, Tali, Talie, Talma, Talmit (see Talma), Tam, Tamar, Tamike, Tamsin, Tamzin, Tana, Tani, Tania, Tanis, Tara, Tarin, Tasa, Tashi, Tasmin, Tati, Tatie, Tava, Tavia, Tavie, Tavy, Tawni, Tazia, Temis, Tiani, Tobi, Toni, Tori and Traci. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tami.