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

The name Tam is a boy's name meaning "twin". Tam and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".

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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.

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Famous People Named Tam

Tam Paton, music manager (Bay City Rollers)
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
Tam Song, character in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger