Tamara

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131k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tamara

"Tamara" is a name of Russian origin, and it means "Palm Tree". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Of Slavic origin, mainly from Russian Тама́ра (Tamára), name of a 12th century saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, cognate with English biblical Tamar, from Hebrew תמר (tāmār, “date palm”).

  1. A female given name, regularly used in English since the mid-twentieth century.

Tamara was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Faroese, German, Latvian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Tamara

Tami Stronach is an actress and dancer. Tami was given the name Tamara Stronach on July 31st, 1972 in Tehran.

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Tamara Ecclestone is a model, socialite, and television personality. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Tamara was born Tamara Ecclestone as the child of Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone on June 28th, 1984 in Milan, Italy.

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Tammy Faye Messner was a christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, actress, television personality, co-founder of heritage usa, ptl-the inspirational network, christian music, evangelism, heritage usa, and co-founder ofheritage usaand ptl-the inspirational network. Her career lasted from 1962 to 2007. Tammy was given the name Tamara Faye LaValley on March 7th, 1942 in , U.S. She passed away on July 20th, 2007.

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Tamara Taylor is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1991. Tamara was born on September 27th, 1970 in Toronto.

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Tami Erin is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Tami was given the name Tamara Erin Klicman on July 8th, 1974 in Wheaton, Illinois, United States.

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Tamara Tunie is an actress, producer, director, and film director. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Tamara was given the name Tamara Renee Tunie on March 14th, 1959 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S. Tamara is also known as Tamara Tunie Boquett.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamara

She holds the title Princess of Bulgaria. Kera was born as the child of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria and Sarah-Theodora in Bulgaria.

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Tamara was a jazz actress, singer, and actor. She was most prominent from 1927 to 1943. Tamara was given the name Tamara Drasin in 1905 in Velyki Sorochyntsi. She breathed her last breath on February 22nd, 1943.

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Carlos was born on March 15th, 1983 in Sincelejo.

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Gulfran Támara is a sports team member for the Junior F.C.

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Sebastián Támara is a sports team member for the Atlético Nacional.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1917 6 6 0
1925 7 7 0
1927 8 8 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 19 19 0
1933 20 20 0
1934 26 26 0
1935 29 29 0
1936 31 31 0
1937 32 32 0
1938 48 48 0
1939 65 65 0
1940 179 179 0
1941 143 143 0
1942 133 133 0
1943 168 168 0
1944 193 193 0
1945 194 194 0
1946 306 306 0
1947 374 374 0
1948 325 325 0
1949 352 352 0
1950 387 387 0
1951 471 471 0
1952 532 532 0
1953 582 582 0
1954 663 663 0
1955 670 670 0
1956 729 729 0
1957 1,851 1,846 5
1958 3,408 3,408 0
1959 3,807 3,798 9
1960 3,671 3,663 8
1961 3,738 3,731 7
1962 3,825 3,820 5
1963 3,991 3,982 9
1964 3,820 3,806 14
1965 3,581 3,563 18
1966 3,491 3,480 11 #98 girl name
1967 4,011 4,001 10 #86 girl name
1968 4,323 4,308 15 #80 girl name
1969 4,664 4,651 13 #78 girl name
1970 4,733 4,721 12 #79 girl name
1971 4,500 4,485 15 #80 girl name
1972 3,549 3,531 18 #84 girl name
1973 4,305 4,286 19 #66 girl name
1974 4,547 4,524 23 #63 girl name
1975 3,645 3,628 17 #77 girl name
1976 3,106 3,090 16 #91 girl name
1977 3,141 3,122 19 #93 girl name
1978 2,805 2,799 6
1979 2,904 2,885 19
1980 2,822 2,809 13
1981 2,661 2,650 11
1982 2,369 2,358 11
1983 2,292 2,279 13
1984 2,296 2,287 9
1985 2,007 1,991 16
1986 2,110 2,100 10
1987 1,742 1,735 7
1988 1,536 1,530 6
1989 1,498 1,485 13
1990 1,387 1,378 9
1991 1,268 1,262 6
1992 1,265 1,265 0
1993 1,020 1,020 0
1994 1,130 1,130 0
1995 1,070 1,070 0
1996 1,004 1,004 0
1997 933 933 0
1998 878 878 0
1999 751 751 0
2000 680 680 0
2001 623 623 0
2002 802 797 5
2003 575 575 0
2004 502 502 0
2005 437 437 0
2006 416 416 0
2007 416 416 0
2008 350 350 0
2009 300 300 0
2010 231 231 0
2011 216 216 0
2012 203 203 0
2013 187 187 0
2014 167 167 0
2015 179 179 0
2016 150 150 0

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Popularity of Tamara as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tamara U.S.
  White 31.15% 64.26%
  African American 9.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 46.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tamara

People with the last name Tamara are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Tamara

  • How Popular is the name Tamara? Tamara is the 537th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tamara was the 98,982nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tamara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 130,618 babies born with the first name Tamara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tamara to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tamara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tamara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tamara is Friday, March 27th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Tamara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tamara was in 1970 with a total of 4,721 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tamara!
  • Random Tamara Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tamara ranks 39th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 99 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Tamara: Your name in reverse order is Aramat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Traama. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tamara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 183 people with the last name Tamara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tamara? Tamara is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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