Gender: Female Origin of Tammy: English, diminutive of Tamara Meaning of Tamara: Hebrew, "date palm tree"

Tammy Origin and Meaning

The name Tammy is a girl's name of Scottish, English origin.

Made famous in fifties movies as a wholesome backwoods gal, Tammy was a Top 10 choice from the mid-60s to early-70s, but is now given to fewer than 100 babies per year in the US.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tammy

Tammee, Tami, Tammie, Tammey, Tamie


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


This is my sister's name. Other than that, there isn't much to say about this name.

fearlessfirefly Says:


Love this as a nickname for Tamsin.

Sim flower Says:


Slightly dated, but would make a cute nickname.

kxlly0614 Says:


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pam Says:


Thank you. I appreciate that. And I love your comments!

kxlly0614 Says:


I'm very sorry, for my immaturity. I will make sure to not use those types of words again. Once again, I apologize.

pamsatran Says:


Hi @kxlly0614 -- Thought it was worth saying publicly that while we welcome everyone's opinions, please avoid using words like trashy, hideous etc. The standard here is that everyone can say honestly and clearly what they think of a name without using harsh, rude language. Thanks, all.