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What does Tammy mean?

Tammy \t(am)-my\ as a girls' name is pronounced TAM-mee. It is of English and Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Tammy is "twin". Short form of Thomasina and Tamara. Actress Tammy Grimes; singer Tammy Wynette; evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.


Tammy has 10 variants: Tam, Tami, Tamie, Tamilyn, Tamlyn, Tammee, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie and Tammiejo.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Kami, Tama and Tamsin.

Tammy has 28 more different forms via Tamara, Thomasina: Tama, Tamar, Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamary, Tamera, Tamma, Tammara, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Thamara, Thamarra, Thamera, Thomasa, Thomasin, Thomasine, Thomazine, Toma, Tomasina, Tomasine, Tomina, Tommi, Tommie, Tommy and Tommye.


Tammy is a very prominent first name for females (#75 out of 4276, Top 2%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tammy for girls. Tammy entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #14 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Tammie, Tamra, Tommie, Tammi, Tamie, Tamara, Tamera, Tami and Kami are the prominent alternative forms of Tammy. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5397%) and is now significantly lower, with forms like Tamara, Tamera, Kami, Tami and Tammi falling out of style. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Tammy and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kami, Tamara, Tamera, Tami, Tamie, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy, Tamra, Tommie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tammy is pronounced similarly to Taima, Timmey and Timmi. Other recommended similar baby names are Cammy, Pammy, Taney and Tawny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tammy.