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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 tried, tried and true you.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Arat". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Raat". 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 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Tara" is not a popular baby girl's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 18 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 1,291 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 north east? 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 Nov 7, 2004

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 Northern England approximately on 600. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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