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Meaning and Origin

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From Hebrew תָּמָר (tamár, “Tamar”, literally “date palm, date”).

  1. A daughter-in-law of Judah.
  2. A daughter of David.
  3. A daughter of Absalom.
  4. A female given name of biblical origin.

From Latin Tamarus, possibly from Proto-Celtic *tamaros (“river, waters”, literally “dark”), from Proto-Indo-European *tm̥Hrós, from *temH- (“dark”). See more at Thames.

  1. A river in southwest England, which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall.

    Notable Persons Named Tamar

    Tamar Braxton is a television personality, actress, singing, and singer. She has been prominent since 1989. Tamar was given the name Tamar Estine Braxton on March 17th, 1977 in Severn, Maryland, U.S.

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    Tamar the Great was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1184 to 1213. She died on January 18th, 1213.

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    Támar Davis is a soul music, contemporary r&b, and hip hop music singer, songwriter, producer, model, actress, singing, record producer, and model (people). Her career lasted from 1990 to 1993. Támar was given the name Ashley Támar Davis on March 31st, 1980.

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    Tamar Simon Hoffs is a director, producer, and screenwriter. Tamar was given the name Tamar Ruth Simon on October 23rd, 1934 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US.

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    Tamar Szabó Gendler is a in the field of philosophy. Tamar was born on December 20th, 1965 in Princeton, New Jersey.

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    Tamar Kaprelian is a pop and pop rock musician. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Tamar was given the name Tamar Mardirossian on October 28th, 1986 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamar

    Temerl was given the name Tamar . Temerl is also known as Temerl Sonnenberg and Temerl Berekson. She left this life in 1830.

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    Tamar was born in 1696 in Tbilisi. Tamar is also known as Thamar. She left this life on April 12th, 1746.

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    How popular is the baby name Tamar in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1915 5 5 0
    1923 5 5 0
    1929 5 5 0
    1931 5 5 0
    1934 5 5 0
    1935 5 5 0
    1936 5 5 0
    1937 5 5 0
    1938 8 8 0
    1939 8 8 0
    1940 5 5 0
    1941 5 5 0
    1942 8 8 0
    1943 8 8 0
    1944 11 11 0
    1945 10 10 0
    1946 7 7 0
    1947 10 10 0
    1948 15 15 0
    1949 17 17 0
    1950 17 17 0
    1951 19 19 0
    1952 20 20 0
    1953 14 14 0
    1954 22 22 0
    1955 22 22 0
    1956 27 27 0
    1957 28 28 0
    1958 45 45 0
    1959 35 35 0
    1960 50 50 0
    1961 51 51 0
    1962 54 54 0
    1963 48 48 0
    1964 47 47 0
    1965 77 77 0
    1966 76 76 0
    1967 57 57 0
    1968 72 72 0
    1969 69 69 0
    1970 86 79 7
    1971 84 84 0
    1972 76 70 6
    1973 100 93 7
    1974 115 102 13
    1975 109 93 16
    1976 124 101 23
    1977 148 133 15
    1978 135 112 23
    1979 147 131 16
    1980 113 93 20
    1981 136 118 18
    1982 138 124 14
    1983 145 126 19
    1984 132 122 10
    1985 141 124 17
    1986 107 90 17
    1987 113 91 22
    1988 125 106 19
    1989 120 105 15
    1990 104 84 20
    1991 101 82 19
    1992 113 99 14
    1993 90 81 9
    1994 103 84 19
    1995 113 90 23
    1996 111 92 19
    1997 117 95 22
    1998 121 89 32
    1999 133 103 30
    2000 142 100 42
    2001 123 94 29
    2002 124 103 21
    2003 138 109 29
    2004 109 88 21
    2005 108 86 22
    2006 101 84 17
    2007 115 90 25
    2008 117 91 26
    2009 86 70 16
    2010 88 66 22
    2011 100 82 18
    2012 105 90 15
    2013 124 108 16
    2014 110 98 12
    2015 91 84 7
    2016 95 84 11
    2017 74 66 8

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    Popularity of Tamar as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tamar U.S.
      White 41.58% 64.26%
      African American 39.60% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 14.85% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tamar

    People with the last name Tamar are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Tamar

    • How Popular is the name Tamar? Tamar is the 3,234th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tamar was the 159,712th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Tamar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,452 babies born with the first name Tamar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tamar to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tamar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Tamar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tamar is Monday, May 15th, 1871.
    • What year had the most people named Tamar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tamar was in 1977 with a total of 133 babies.
    • Random Tamar Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tamar is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1969.
    • Weird things about the name Tamar: Your name in reverse order is Ramat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tamra. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tamar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 101 people with the last name Tamar.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tamar? Tamar is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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