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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tamer

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  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Tamer is of Turkish origin and means "Perfect soldier".
  • According to a user from California, United States, the name Tamer is of Hebrew origin and means "Rich man. It refers to being rich in matters that are not necessarily monetary but rather spiritual.".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tam"er
One who tames or subdues.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An animal trainer who tames wild animals
Wiktionary

tame +‎ -er

  1. One who tames or subdues.

tamer was also found in the following language(s): Romansch

Notable Persons Named Tamer

Tamer Hassan is an actor. He was most active from 2002 to present. Tamer was born on March 18th, 1968 in South Bermondsey.

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Tamer Hosny is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Tamer was given the name Tamer Hosny Abbas Farghaly on August 16th, 1977. Tamer is also known as Star of Generation.

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Tamer Karadağlı is an actor. They were most active from 1992 to present. Tamer was born Tamer Karadağlı on May 24th, 1967 in Ankara, Turkey.

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Tamer Haj Mohamad is a soccer player for the Naft Al-Wasat SC, Al-Karamah SC, Al-Mabarrah, Al-Faisaly SC (Amman), Al-Safa' SC, Syria national under-17 football team, Syria national under-20 football team, and Syria national under-23 football team. Tamer was born on April 3rd, 1990 in Homs.

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Tamer Tuna is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Galatasaray S.K. (football), Petrol Ofisi S.K., Denizlispor, Dardanel Spor A.Ş., Trabzonspor, Bursaspor, Samsunspor, FC Terek Grozny, Şekerspor A.Ş., Gaziantepspor, İstanbulspor A.Ş., and Turkey national football team. Tamer was born on July 1st, 1976 in Hanak.

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Tamer Başar is a in the fields of mathematical optimization, game theory, and automatic control. Tamer was born on January 19th, 1946 in Istanbul.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamer

Tony was given the name Anthony Tamer .

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Zakaria Tamer is a short story and children's literature writer. He has been prominent since 1960. Zakaria was born on January 2nd, 1931 in Damascus.

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Chris Tamer is an athlete. His career lasted from 1993 to 2006. Chris was born on November 17th, 1970 in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Kandy was born in Australia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 5 5 0
1912 5 5 0
1916 6 6 0
1918 11 11 0
1925 6 6 0
1972 10 0 10
1973 7 0 7
1974 10 0 10
1975 12 0 12
1976 14 0 14
1977 14 0 14
1978 15 0 15
1979 15 0 15
1980 12 0 12
1981 12 0 12
1982 19 0 19
1983 12 0 12
1984 17 0 17
1985 18 0 18
1986 11 0 11
1987 14 0 14
1988 17 0 17
1989 17 0 17
1990 24 0 24
1991 15 0 15
1992 12 0 12
1993 23 0 23
1994 23 0 23
1995 23 0 23
1996 23 0 23
1997 23 0 23
1998 15 0 15
1999 22 0 22
2000 18 0 18
2001 15 0 15
2002 17 0 17
2003 16 0 16
2004 31 0 31
2005 25 0 25
2006 24 0 24
2007 27 0 27
2008 20 0 20
2009 21 0 21
2010 14 0 14
2011 18 0 18
2012 12 0 12
2013 11 0 11
2014 14 0 14
2015 8 0 8
2016 11 0 11
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Tamer as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tamer U.S.
  White 88.58% 64.26%
  African American 3.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tamer

People with the last name Tamer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tamer

  • How Popular is the name Tamer? Tamer is the 12,213th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tamer was the 38,801st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tamer have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 792 babies born with the first name Tamer in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tamer to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tamer? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tamer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tamer is Sunday, September 25th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Tamer born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tamer was in 2004 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Tamer Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tamer is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Tamer: Your name in reverse order is Remat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Maert. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tamer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 569 people with the last name Tamer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tamer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tamer 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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