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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Tamu

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  • A user from Kenya says the name Tamu is of Swahili origin and means "Tasty".
  • According to a user from Bangladesh, the name Tamu is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
  • A user from Georgia, United States says the name Tamu is of Swahili origin and means "Sweet".
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International Interest

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.


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International Interest for Tamu

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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 1971 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tamu is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1971.
  • 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 Muta. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tamu born Oct 18, 2011

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 Western Australia approximately on 1750. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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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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