First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tamu mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Tamu

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Bangladesh says the name Tamu means "Gift of God" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Georgia, United States, the name Tamu is of Swahili origin and means "Sweet".
Other origins: African

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tamu

Setä Tamu is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Setä was given the name Mikko Tamminen on August 20th, 1975. Setä is also known as Alkaline and Alkalyne.


Fun Facts about the name Tamu

  • How Popular is the name Tamu? Tamu is the 22,154th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tamu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 290 babies born with the first name Tamu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tamu 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 Tamu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Tamu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tamu is Wednesday, July 24th, 1918.
  • What year had the most people named Tamu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tamu was in 1972 with a total of 55 babies.
  • Random Tamu Factoid: According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tamu is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1974.
  • Weird things about the name Tamu: Your name in reverse order is Umat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Umat. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tamu born Sep 23, 1965

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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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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