Scottish variation of Thomas

Tam Origin and Meaning

The name Tam is a boy's name meaning "twin".

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 Patonmusic manager (Bay City Rollers)
  • Tam Farrowdaughter of American actress Mia Farrow

Tam in Pop Culture

  • Tam Linhero of the old Scottish ballad by the same name
  • Tamthe son in the musical "Miss Saigon"
  • Simon and River Tamcharacters from the television show Firefly
  • Tamlin "Tam" al'Thorcharacter from the Wheel of Time book series
  • Tam Songcharacter in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger