Gender: Female Meaning of Tamsin: "twin" Origin of Tamsin: English, contracted form of Thomasina

Tamsin Origin and Meaning

The name Tamsin is a girl's name of English origin meaning "twin".

Tamsin is an offbeat name occasionally heard in Britain and just waiting to be discovered here. U.K. actress Tamsin Greig is a star of the show Episodes, Tamsin Olivier is the daughter of Joan Plowright and Sir Laurence Olivier..

Tamsyn is the alternative medieval Cornish spelling. Other spellings are represented by actresses Tamzin Outhwaite and Tamzin Merchant, and by writer Tamasin Day-Lewis, sister of Daniel.

Tamsin is a 1999 fantasy novel by Peter Beagle.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tamsin

Tamsyn, Tamsine, Tamzen, Tamzin, Tammy, Tamasine, Tamasin, Tamsinne


meggyweg Says:


What about Tamsy?

indiefendi2 Says:


I think I heard of a Tasmin when I was a child.

Looooovenames Says:


Haven't met anyone in the U.S. named this.

Starelli Says:


I've know a few people named Tasmin. I wonder if they mispronounced Tamsin and came up with it?

katinka Says:


I like Min a lot!

Tamsin Says:


Tammy isn't my favourite nickname. Tammy Girl and Tampon are probably the worst things I've been called, which isn't tooo bad.
I like my name being shorted to Tam, some people also call me Min, even though my name isn't Tasmin.
If you're into nicknames this name is particularly hard to get ones from.

katinka Says:


I prefer Thomasin, but I have to say this is much more wearable. Here in the UK, it's recognisable but not super popular: I've known just one Tamsin, now aged 24, and I've heard of a couple more famous Tamsins/Tamzins. The nickname Tammy would put me off, though.

Tamsin Says:


I'm a Tamsin and I'm based in the UK, where the name is heard of (I went to secondary school with 3 other Tamsins) but isn't super popular. My one complaint is that most people misread my name and call me Tasmin. I have never actually met a Tasmin, which to me seems like a much unusual name. Anyway, I highly recommend my name and all the various spellings it appears in.

hufflepuff Says:


I really like the name Tamsin. It has the modern z sound without the trendy letter. It is definitely spicy and fun.

ThistleThorn Says:


I love this! But, mainly as a nickname for Thomasina.

TaliaCat Says:


Interesting... I'm liking it...

bullerina4 Says:


I'm changing my name to Tamsone soon. The spelling was provided by the Society of Kabalarians. I havent seen anyone use this spelling, but I'm keeping it this way for numerical value. I pronounce it tam-zen. It isn't spelled that way but it isn't incorrect to add the flair. People would typically say tam-sun.

Bobcat108 Says:


I've loved this name for decades, probably because of all the British literature I've read. I think I marginally prefer the spelling Tamsyn, although tomorrow I may like Tamsin better again. ; )

Addy23 Says:


I dont really like this name. It sounds like a last name to me. I prefer Tasmin for a girl.

Rush1986 Says:


This sounds like a spice.