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Meaning and name origin
Tara \t(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced TAH-rah. It is of Gaelic and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Tara is "hill; star". Ancient Tara was the site of the "stone of destiny" on which Irish kings resided, and Margaret Mitchell probably had this in mind when she named the fictional home of Scarlett O'Hara in her 1936 novel "Gone With the Wind". Hindu mythology: Tara is one of the names of the wife of Shiva. See also Terra. Actress Tara Reid.
Tara is a very popular first name for females (#203 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#59804 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tara for girls (2014 statistics).
Tara is also pronounced similarly to Taree, Taura, Teara, Tera, Terah, Terea, Teri, Tiara, Tiarah, Tiarra, Tiera, Tora, Tori, Toria, Tory, Tyra and Tyria. Other suggested similar baby names are Bara, Cara, Dara, Fara, Iara, Kara, Lara, Mara, Sara, Tada, Tahira, Taja, Tama, Tamra, Tana, Taran, Tasa, Tava, Taya, Thora, Thyra, Tiare, Trea, Yara and Zara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tara.
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