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What does Tammy mean?

Tammy Pronunciation of Tammy 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.



VARIANTS Tam, Tami, Tamie, Tamilyn, Tamlyn, Tammee, Tammey, Tammi, Tammie, Tammiejo

SEE ALSO Kami, Tama, Tamsin

OTHER FORMS VIA TAMARA, THOMASINA Tama, Tamar, Tamary, Tamera, Tamma, Tammara, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Toma, Tommi, Tommie, Tommy, Tommye

(female) Tomy, ..

(male) Tamby, ..

Tammy Ellia (T.E.), ..

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, 2018)

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?

Tamara (#1797 LAST YEAR), Kami, Tammie, Tommy, Tommie, Thomasina, Tamra, Tammey, Tammi, Tama, Tammara, Tamie, Tami, Tamera, Tamar and Tommye 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 1.55%) and is now significantly lower (USAGE 0.01%, DOWN 100%), with forms like Tammy 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 sound-alike 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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