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

The name Tammy is a girl's name of Scottish, English origin. Tammy and is often added to lists like Baby Girl Names Ending in Y and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Tammy

Tammy Wynette, American country music singer
Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin, Wisconisn Senator
Tammy Faye Messner, American televangelist
Tamara Lynn "Tammy" Sytch, American pro wrestler
Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Congresswoman from Illinois
Tammy Blanchard, American actress
Tammy Sutton-Brown, Canadian basketball player
Tammy Eloise Jackson, American basketball player
Tammy Lee Grimes, American actress and singer
Tammy K. Bruce, radio host, author, political commentator
Tammy O'Rourke, American child actress

Pop Culture References for the name Tammy

Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, from "Tammy" movies & TV series
Tammy Swanson, Ron's ex-wives in "Parks and Recreation"
Tammy Swanson, Ron's mother on "Parks and Recreation"
Tammy Banks, from 2014 film "Tammy"
Tammy Larsen, from animated TV show "Bob's Burgers"
Tammy Campbell, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Tammy Gueterman, from animated series "Rick and Morty"
"Tammy's Song," song by Kendrick Lamar
"Tammy," British girls' comic
Tammy, Sarah Paulson's character in the film "Ocean's 8"

Tammee, Tami, Tammie, Tammey, Tamie


Sim flower Says:


Slightly dated, but would make a cute nickname.

kxlly0614 Says:


Thats very nice of you;) I really enjoy this website, keep up the great work!

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.