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What does Tammy mean?

Tammy Pronunciation of Tammy [tam-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.

Related girl names: Kami, Tama and Tamsin.

16 more different relations via Tamara, Thomasina: Tama, Tamar, Tamary, Tamera, Tamma, Tammara, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Toma, Tommi, Tommie, Tommy and Tommye.

Creative forms:
(female) Tamby, Tomy, ..

(male) Tamby, Tammai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tammy Sahana (T.S.), ..

How popular is Tammy?

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)

Tammy entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #13 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Tamara (#1332 last year), Tamra, Tammie, Thomasina, Tommie, Tommye, Tommy, Tammi, Tammey, Tamar, Tama, Tamera, Tami, Tammara, Tamie and Kami are the prominent alternative forms of Tammy. Other variants, like Thamar, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tammy reached its highest in the 1960s (usage of 1.85%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.01%, down 100%), with forms like Tamera going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tammy, Kami, Tama, Tamar, Tamara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tamera, Tami, Tamie, Tammara, Tammey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tammi, Tammie, Tamra, Thomasina, Tommie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tommy, Tommye 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, Taimah, Timmey, Timmi and Timmie. Other recommended names are Cammy, Carmy, Emmy, Jaimy, Jemmy, Kimmy, Pammy, Remmy, Tabby, Tacey, Tacy, Taffy, Tally, Talma, Tamsyn, Tandy, Taney, Tansy, Tavy and Tawny. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tammy.

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