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174k
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Tara

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: Tower, Hillside
  • #405 All Time
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How popular is the name "Tara" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1939 7 7 0
1940 13 13 0
1941 14 14 0
1942 21 21 0
1943 24 24 0
1944 27 27 0
1945 28 28 0
1946 56 56 0
1947 46 46 0
1948 73 73 0
1949 90 90 0
1950 102 102 0
1951 99 99 0
1952 140 140 0
1953 150 150 0
1954 260 260 0
1955 432 432 0
1956 453 453 0
1957 460 460 0
1958 467 467 0
1959 610 610 0
1960 687 687 0
1961 942 942 0
1962 1,102 1,093 9
1963 1,136 1,130 6
1964 1,242 1,242 0
1965 1,174 1,169 5
1966 1,294 1,289 5
1967 1,291 1,291 0
1968 2,192 2,184 8
1969 3,525 3,518 7
1970 5,356 5,334 22 #69 girl name
1971 6,352 6,330 22 #49 girl name
1972 7,264 7,230 34 #38 girl name
1973 6,723 6,707 16 #37 girl name
1974 6,681 6,656 25 #39 girl name
1975 6,480 6,458 22 #41 girl name
1976 6,055 6,022 33 #42 girl name
1977 7,222 7,199 23 #35 girl name
1978 6,356 6,328 28 #40 girl name
1979 6,835 6,808 27 #38 girl name
1980 6,309 6,282 27 #43 girl name
1981 6,386 6,365 21 #45 girl name
1982 6,550 6,522 28 #47 girl name
1983 6,291 6,273 18 #51 girl name
1984 6,296 6,282 14 #49 girl name
1985 6,115 6,100 15 #51 girl name
1986 5,104 5,084 20 #56 girl name
1987 4,463 4,443 20 #69 girl name
1988 4,626 4,607 19 #67 girl name
1989 4,388 4,370 18 #70 girl name
1990 3,839 3,821 18 #85 girl name
1991 3,335 3,326 9
1992 2,846 2,836 10
1993 2,476 2,476 0
1994 2,195 2,186 9
1995 2,023 2,023 0
1996 1,899 1,899 0
1997 1,767 1,767 0
1998 1,637 1,637 0
1999 1,397 1,392 5
2000 1,336 1,336 0
2001 1,158 1,158 0
2002 1,061 1,061 0
2003 925 925 0
2004 977 977 0
2005 925 925 0
2006 685 685 0
2007 580 580 0
2008 489 489 0
2009 424 424 0
2010 354 354 0
2011 300 300 0
2012 333 333 0
2013 280 280 0
2014 294 294 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Tara? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 173,544 babies born with the name Tara in the United States. That's more than enough Taras to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Tara" was in 1972 with a total of 7,230 babies. (That's a lot of baby Taras)

According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tara" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 719 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1975. Across the entire United States a total of 6,480 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Tara popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tara" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tara as well as things modernly associated with the name Tara such as celebrities named Tara.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Tara

The name "Tara" is of Irish origin, and it means "Tower, Hillside". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid is an actress/model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1987 to present. Tara was born in 1975 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

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Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, and television personality with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1990 to present. Carmen was born in 1972 as Tara Leigh Patrick in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S.

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Tara Strong

Tara Strong is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1986 to present. Tara was born in 1973 as Tara Lyn Charendoff in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Tara Lipinski

Tara Lipinski is a figure skater. Tara was born in 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is a socialite. Tara was born in 1971 in Hampshire, England.

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Tara Fitzgerald

Tara Fitzgerald is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1 to present. Tara was born in 1968 as Anne Tara G.F. Callaby in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, UK.

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Alternative Meanings

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

Your name in reverse order is "Arat". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Arat". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Tara born Jun 23, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1525. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

Name poster for Tara

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