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Ranked #405


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1192).

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 tasteful, the way you communicate.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

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

How popular is the name "Tara" in the U.S.?


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 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tara" is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of only 424 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 new england region? 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 their career being from 1987 to present. Tara was born in 1975 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.


Carmen Electra

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


Tara Strong

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


Tara Lipinski

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


Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

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


Tara Fitzgerald

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


Past life for Tara born Aug 27, 1937

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 Western Russia approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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