Gender: Female Meaning of Tamar: "date palm tree" Origin of Tamar: Hebrew

Tamar Origin and Meaning

The name Tamar is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "date palm tree".

Tamar is a rich, strong Old Testament name sometimes given to girls born on the holiday of Sukkoth, as palm branches were used to make the roof of the sukkah. In the Bible, there are several Tamars, including a daughter of King David and also Absalom's daughter, who is praised for her 'fair countenance'.

Tamar is also a river name in ancient Celtic. The River Tamar forms the border between the British counties of Devon and Cornwall, and Tamar is also associated with the Thames.

The Russian form Tamara has long outshone Tamar, but we think Tamar feels fresher. Parents in modern Israel agree: Tamar is among the most popular girls' names there.

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Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I'd like this better on a boy.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Beautiful. I love Tamara, also - but this is just that little bit more unusual and I like the river association.

beachbear Says:


I think this is a lovely name. I like girls' names that don't have to end in a stereotypically feminine ending.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Sounds like a masculine version of Tamara.

jordalini Says:


Most Tamars in the bible have an unpleasant fate.