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

The name Tamara is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "date palm tree". Tamara and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

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Adding a final a to Tamar lends it a more sensual Slavic tone, making it a more popular choice than the original.

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Famous People Named Tamara

Tamara the Great, medieval Georgian ruler
Tamara Braun, American actress
Tamara Feldman, American actress
Tamara de Lempicka, Polish artist
Tamara Karsavina, Russian ballerina
Tamara McKinney, American skier
Tamara Baldwin, daughter of Led Zeppelin rocker John Paul Jones
Tamara Filipovic, Serbian singer
Tamara Ecclestone, British/Croatian TV personality
Tamara Buciuceanu, Romanian actress
Tamara Taylor, Canadian actress
Tamara Jenkins, American screenwriter, actress and director
Tamara Semyonovna Tsereteli, Georgian singer
Tamara Gee (Tamara Diane Timmer-Gołębiewska) aka Isis Gee, American-Polish singer
Charlie Tamara Tulip O'Connell, daughter of American actor Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn

Pop Culture References for the name Tamara

"Tamara Drewe," comic strip by Posy Simmonds and 2010 film
Tamara Kaplan, character on MTV's "Awkward."
Tamara Donner, character in "The Sims 3" computer game
Tamara "Tammy" Swanson aka Tammy Zero, Ron Swanson's mother on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
Occurs frequently in Russian literature, and notably in a poem by Lermontov (Demon, about a Georgian princess). Began to be used in English-speaking countries in the 1930s and attracted the interest of parents in 1970s to a considerable extent

Tamara's International Variations

Tomochka, Tama, Tamarka (Russian) Mara (Czech)