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Tammy

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333k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tammy

"Tammy" is a name of English origin, and it means "Diminutive form of Tamsin or Tamara". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tam"my
Senses
  1. A kind of woolen, or woolen and cotton, cloth, often highly glazed, -- used for curtains, sieves, strainers, etc.
  2. A sieve, or strainer, made of this material; a tamis.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A woolen cap of Scottish origin
  2. Plain-woven (often glazed) fabric of wool or wool and cotton used especially formerly for linings and garments and curtains
Wiktionary

A diminutive of Tamsin and Tamara, later also used for new names beginning with Tam such as Tamika and Tamiya.

  1. A female given name popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Notable Persons Named Tammy

Tammy Grimes is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Tammy was given the name Tammy Lee Grimes on January 30th, 1934 in Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Tammy Duckworth is an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Public, Intergovernmental Affairs, Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairsfor Public, and Director of theIllinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Her military service ended in 2014. Tammy was born on March 12th, 1968 in Bangkok.

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Tammy Lynn Sytch is a wrestler. Tammy was born on December 7th, 1972 in Matawan, New Jersey.

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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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Tammy Wynette was a country music and nashville sound singing and songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1966 to 1966. Tammy was given the name Virginia Wynette Pugh on May 5th, 1942 in Tremont, Mississippi. She died on April 6th, 1998.

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Tammy Blanchard is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Tammy was born on December 14th, 1976 in Bayonne, New Jersey.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1934 5 5 0
1935 9 9 0
1937 5 5 0
1938 12 6 6
1939 6 6 0
1940 20 20 0
1941 15 15 0
1942 30 30 0
1943 35 35 0
1944 44 44 0
1945 45 45 0
1946 54 54 0
1947 86 86 0
1948 78 78 0
1949 84 84 0
1950 94 94 0
1951 89 89 0
1952 130 122 8
1953 183 177 6
1954 193 193 0
1955 198 191 7
1956 264 258 6
1957 4,398 4,364 34
1958 10,031 9,984 47 #44 girl name
1959 13,764 13,706 58 #31 girl name
1960 14,366 14,311 55 #31 girl name
1961 15,580 15,528 52 #28 girl name
1962 16,814 16,750 64 #23 girl name
1963 21,239 21,192 47 #12 girl name
1964 20,122 20,046 76 #10 girl name
1965 18,041 18,007 34 #11 girl name
1966 18,685 18,624 61 #8 girl name
1967 18,727 18,653 74 #8 girl name
1968 20,126 20,054 72 #8 girl name
1969 19,131 19,052 79 #9 girl name
1970 19,673 19,586 87 #8 girl name
1971 17,720 17,658 62 #8 girl name
1972 14,270 14,210 60 #11 girl name
1973 11,282 11,243 39 #15 girl name
1974 9,301 9,240 61 #24 girl name
1975 7,571 7,525 46 #30 girl name
1976 6,263 6,228 35 #41 girl name
1977 5,339 5,310 29 #55 girl name
1978 4,094 4,072 22 #67 girl name
1979 3,775 3,759 16 #79 girl name
1980 3,152 3,134 18 #96 girl name
1981 2,597 2,588 9
1982 2,276 2,263 13
1983 1,800 1,782 18
1984 1,520 1,505 15
1985 1,210 1,196 14
1986 1,020 1,006 14
1987 881 867 14
1988 726 719 7
1989 597 590 7
1990 559 549 10
1991 449 444 5
1992 442 442 0
1993 358 358 0
1994 328 328 0
1995 273 273 0
1996 225 225 0
1997 237 237 0
1998 254 254 0
1999 210 205 5
2000 191 191 0
2001 192 192 0
2002 194 194 0
2003 182 182 0
2004 164 164 0
2005 152 152 0
2006 148 148 0
2007 122 122 0
2008 120 120 0
2009 96 96 0
2010 70 70 0
2011 58 58 0
2012 57 57 0
2013 53 53 0
2014 55 55 0
2015 44 44 0
2016 62 62 0

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Fun Facts about the name Tammy

  • How Popular is the name Tammy? Tammy is the 215th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tammy have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333,065 babies born with the first name Tammy in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tammy to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tammy? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tammy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tammy is Monday, December 11th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Tammy born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tammy was in 1963 with a total of 21,192 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tammy!
  • Random Tammy Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tammy ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 145 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Tammy: Your name in reverse order is Ymmat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tammy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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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