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Popularity
174k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1939770
194013130
194114140
194221210
194324240
194427270
194528280
194656560
194746460
194873730
194990900
19501021020
195199990
19521401400
19531501500
19542602600
19554324320
19564534530
19574604600
19584674670
19596106100
19606876870
19619429420
19621,1021,0939
19631,1361,1306
19641,2421,2420
19651,1741,1695
19661,2941,2895
19671,2911,2910
19682,1922,1848
19693,5253,5187
19705,3565,33422#69 girl name
19716,3526,33022#49 girl name
19727,2647,23034#38 girl name
19736,7236,70716#37 girl name
19746,6816,65625#39 girl name
19756,4806,45822#41 girl name
19766,0556,02233#42 girl name
19777,2227,19923#35 girl name
19786,3566,32828#40 girl name
19796,8356,80827#38 girl name
19806,3096,28227#43 girl name
19816,3866,36521#45 girl name
19826,5506,52228#47 girl name
19836,2916,27318#51 girl name
19846,2966,28214#49 girl name
19856,1156,10015#51 girl name
19865,1045,08420#56 girl name
19874,4634,44320#69 girl name
19884,6264,60719#67 girl name
19894,3884,37018#70 girl name
19903,8393,82118#85 girl name
19913,3353,3269
19922,8462,83610
19932,4762,4760
19942,1952,1869
19952,0232,0230
19961,8991,8990
19971,7671,7670
19981,6371,6370
19991,3971,3925
20001,3361,3360
20011,1581,1580
20021,0611,0610
20039259250
20049779770
20059259250
20066856850
20075805800
20084894890
20094244240
20103543540
20113003000
20123333330
20132802800
20142942940

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 first appeared 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 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tara" ranks #41 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 100 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 6,835 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Tara" mean?

Tara (Irish): Tower, Hillside

The name "Tara" is of Irish origin and it means "Tower, Hillside". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 20 other names that are similar to this one.

T is for treat, that you always are.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Arat". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Taar". 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.

Where is the name Tara popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Tara in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Tara

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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Past life for Tara born Mar 9, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 950. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Tara

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