The name Tara is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "rocky hill". Tara is ranked #985 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What will you name your four children QUIZ.".
From the experts:
Despite a rich history in Irish myth preceding its plantation appearance in Gone with the Wind, widespread use in the seventies caused Tara to lose its Irish accent.
American actress Tara Reid helped bring attention to this name, though her career dropped off in tandem with the popularity of the name. Her most recent credits include the B-movie Sharknado series.