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Tam (boy)

What does Tam mean?

Tam Pronunciation of Tam [tam] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Tam) is an Aramaic name, and the meaning of the name Tam is "twin". Tam is an alternate spelling of Thomas (Aramaic).

Variations

Tam has 3 variants: Thom, Tom and Tome.

8 more related forms via Thomas: Tamas, Tamhas, Thoma, Tomas, Tomek, Tomey, Tomie and Tommy.

Creative forms:
(male) Taty, Teim, ..

(female) Ta, Tata, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tam Jovan (T.J.), ..

How popular is Tam?

Tam is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2723 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tam entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #1822 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Thom, Thomas (#51 from recent data), Tom, Tomas (#719), Tomie and Tommy (#705) are the prominent related forms of Tam. Other variants, like Thoma, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Tam reached its most widespread in the 1940s (average #914) and is now much lower (#1353, down 85%), with forms like Tom becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tam, Thom, Thomas, Tom, Tomas in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tomie, Tommy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Thomas, Tom, Tomas, Tommy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tam is alike in pronunciation to Teom, Tim and Tomm. Other suggested similar names are Cam, Ham, Kam, Ram, Sam, Tab, Tad, Taj, Tal, Tan, Tau, Tay and Taz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tam.

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