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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tamas

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  • A user from India says the name Tamas is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Darkness, night".

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Notable Persons Named Tamas

Tommy Ramone was a punk rock and bluegrass music musician. He was most active from 1965 to 2014. Tommy was given the name Tamás Erdélyi on January 29th, 1949 in Budapest. Tommy is also known as Thomas Erdelyi, Erdélyi Tamás, and Scotty. He breathed his last breath on July 11th, 2014.


Tamás Priskin is a soccer player for the ŠK Slovan Bratislava, KFC Komárno, Győri ETO FC, Watford F.C., Preston North End F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Swansea City A.F.C., Derby County F.C., FC Alania Vladikavkaz, FK Austria Wien, Maccabi Haifa F.C., and Hungary national under-. Tamás was born on September 27th, 1986 in Komárno. Tamás is also known as Tomáš Priškin.


Tamás Kádár is a soccer player for the Lech Poznań, Zalaegerszegi TE, Newcastle United F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Roda JC Kerkrade, Diósgyőri VTK, Hungary national under-17 football team, Hungary national under-19 football team, and Hungary national under-21 football team. Tamás was born on March 14th, 1990 in Veszprém.


Tamás Hajnal is a soccer player for the Ferencvárosi TC, Dunakanyar-Vác FC, FC Schalke 04, FC Schalke 04 II, Sint-Truidense V.V., FC Kaiserslautern, Karlsruher SC, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund II, VfB Stuttgart, and FC Ingolstadt 04. Tamás was born on March 15th, 1981 in Esztergom.


Tamás was born on July 27th, 1966 in Budapest.


Tamás Darnyi is a swimmer. Tamás was born on June 3rd, 1967 in Budapest.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamas

Gabriel Tamaș is a soccer player for the FC Steaua București, FC Brașov, Tractorul Brașov, FC Dinamo București, Galatasaray S.K. (football), FC Spartak Moscow, Celta de Vigo, AJ Auxerre, West Bromwich Albion F.C., CFR Cluj, Doncaster Rovers F.C., Watford F.C., and Romania national under-16 football. Gabriel was born on November 9th, 1983 in Brașov, Romania.


Ecaterina Szabo Tamas is a gymnast. Ecaterina was born on January 22nd, 1967 in Zagon.


Krisztián Tamás is a soccer player for the Spezia Calcio, Újpest FC, Szombathelyi Haladás, A.C. Milan, Varese Calcio S.S.D., SK Slavia Prague, Hungary national under-17 football team, and Hungary national under-19 football team. Krisztián was born on April 18th, 1995 in Budapest, Hungary.


G.M. was born on November 28th, 1948 in Cluj, Romania.


Thomas was born on June 11th, 1965 in Honolulu.


Nádas was born on March 20th, 1969. He passed away on March 7th, 2014.


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Popularity of Tamas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tamas U.S.
  White 92.12% 64.26%
  African American 3.15% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tamas

People with the last name Tamas are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tamas

  • How Popular is the name Tamas? Tamas is the 37,211th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tamas was the 38,691st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tamas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 96 babies born with the first name Tamas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tamas to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tamas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1964 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tamas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tamas is Tuesday, May 18th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tamas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tamas was in 2012 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tamas: Your name in reverse order is Samat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tamsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tamas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 571 people with the last name Tamas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tamas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tamas as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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