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Gender: M Meaning of Tam: "twin" Origin of Tam: Scottish variation of Thomas

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Popularized in Scotland by Tam o'Shanter, the hero of one of Robert Burns most famous poems, it's associated in the U.S. with the plaid cap he gave his name to.

Famous People Named Tam

Tam Farrow, daughter of American actress Mia Farrow

Pop Culture References for the Name Tam

Tam Lin, hero of the old Scottish ballad by the same name
Tam, the son in the musical "Miss Saigon"
Simon and River Tam, characters from the television show Firefly
Tamlin "Tam" al'Thor, character from the Wheel of Time book series