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The name Tamara is a baby girl name. The name Tamara comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Tamara is: Palm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.


Name Information
Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning: Palm tree. Used as a symbolic oriental name due to the beauty and fruitfulness of the tree.
Expression number: 9
SoulUrge Number: 3
Average Visitor Rating: 4.51 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 104

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A beautiful name
written by Thamara, January 20, 2008
Mom named me before I was concieved. She was obsessed with the name!...But growing up I used to hate it, being a unique name for an Asian girl growning up in the Philippines. People mispronounce it all the time. I used to tell my mom that when I grow up I will change my name and she would always assure me the beautiful meaning of the name ..."Lively and beautiful". Now all grown up, I realized I was named after a tree ..LOL.. well after a beautiful, fruitful lively tree!!! Now, I LOVE IT!!! Thank you mom!
I'm a Father (soon)
written by Patrick M., January 23, 2008
I have always loved the name and thought that I had the mind for a unique name for my first daughter her full name is Tamara Ruth. I can be undecided as to the my girls middle name I'm flexable. I am a future father and I love the name.
Not so uncommon
written by Tamara-H, January 29, 2008
My name is Tamara and I am from Australia... The name Tamara is not so uncommon here. My parents named me thinking that it wasn't too common, but many other parents must have had the same idea cause I know sooo many Tamaras. I don't like it all that much, but it comes with a cool nickname ARAMAT!! (get it Tamara backwards!)
Sweet Name
written by Tamara Noel, February 04, 2008
My name is Tamara Noel, its a beatiful name when people pronounce it correctly. When someone pronounce it correctly on the first try a big smile comes to my face they always tell me a pretty name to match a pretty lady. I have always loved my 1st name my middle name relate to my 1st name thats awsome. Its Hyacinth its related to a lily so im all in the plants and trees. LOL
nick named: mara
written by Tamara519, February 04, 2008
I have always known the origin of my name (hebrew-tall palm tree) and I love the origin of it I love that in Africa there is a fruit that grows on a palm tree named tamara. I also love that one of the Tamar's in the Bible is a direct descendant of Jesus. True enough growing up I used to be unhappy with my name but I have grown to embrace it and all it's beauty.
What a beautiful name we have!!!!
written by Tamara Lynn, February 14, 2008
I have alwalys loved my name Tamara and did not care much for my nickname "Tammy". I am proud to know that all the Tamara's in the bible are descendants of my Lord Jesus, and as a child the palm tree has always been a favorite tree of mine. Happy Valentine to all the Tamaras in the world!!!!
Embracing my name
written by Tamara Pillay, February 26, 2008
I wish people would take the time to learn to pronounce my name. I'm a little tired of the age old joke of 'tomorrow', 'tomato' etc...not so funny!!!
I have however embraced it after finding out that in Kerala, it means 'lotus flower'. Cheers to all the lotus flowers out there. xxxxx
Love my name
written by TamaraEMA, March 13, 2008
I totally agree with the last comment. I am sooooo bored of the whole "tomorrow" "tomato" thing! my boss, a couple of teachers and some of my friends all say it and it gets kinda annoying. Also, I have never met anyone else with the name which is cool because my friend is called Laura and there are loads of other people in our school with that name so she gets confused with other people by teachers all the time.
A strong name
written by crystal, March 29, 2008
In 1975 we named our daughter Tamara Lynn. I met a girl in 3rd grade who's name was Tamara Ann and I never forgot her because... I loved her name.
My Grandfather who couldn't hear very well called my husband giving him what for because Grandpa thought we named our little girl... Camera Lens. After we had our laugh my husband told him what we named her. Up until the day my Grandpa passed away he always called our Tamara Lynn... Little Click Chick. She will always holds those memories dear as we will. She hated the nickname Tammy, she would tell people my name is Tamara. A name she is very proud of.
As we are her!
I love my name!!!
written by Tamara, June 14, 2008
My mom and dad named me Tamara Tenae Tyler...I really love my name mainly because whenever i meet someone and they ask my name they always tell me how beautiful it is!!! It just sucks when people pronounce it completely wrong...!!!!
I am the only Tamara I know:)
written by Tamara, September 01, 2008
I really love my name..everyone always says my name is beautiful and I am the only Tamara they know..i guess its not that common in my area..i love it when people say my name corectly i always get a huge smile on my face..i hate the name tammy(my mom uses it sometimes thinking it's cute)..and worst nickname ever..haunts me...tomato!!!(i do have a weird pronunciation's because my parents are italian..Ta-Mah-r(roll the r)a..haha..so people say tamada-tomato..ugh!..i did not know that it mean lotus flower in kerala..about a year ago i got a tattoo of a lotus flower..that is very ironic:) and i am happy about it:)
More Than Just a Tree...
written by Tamara, September 20, 2008
I used to hate my name too, mostly because people were perpetually butchering it, however, I also have learned to love it. Also because 2 of the three times the name is mentioned in the Bible (Tamar), it's not really good. One pretended to be a prostitute, and bore twins to her father-in-law (however, in the situation, God judged her, rather than her father-in-law righteous), and the other one was raped by her half-brother. There is one more named Tamar in the Bible, she is the rape victims niece, whom the Bible says way of "fair contenance". She was pretty :).
Our name doesn't just mean a palm tree. The palm tree is symbolic of perfection, fruitfulness, and fertility among other things. My username, PerfectGodJudges, is derived from my first and middle names Tamara Danielle :). I didn't know about the lotus flower, that's interesting...
A Beautiful name :)
written by Tamara, December 08, 2009
I love my name and most people comment that my name is beautiful when they meet me. I live in Australia and have never met another Tamara in my life, though I know people who have. I go by so many names. I don't get offended by people calling me strange things, I just laugh at them and shrug off the old jokes that i've heard 100 times before. Names I go by "Mara"(my favourite one)"Tammy" "Tim-Tam" "Tammy-J" "Tamis" "Tam". Some of the jokes that I seem to have alswys gotten are "Tamara,...or today?" The next one is in the Forest Gupm voice..."I love you Tamara, today and Tamara(Tomorra)" "Tamara and/or the next day". Some guy once called me the name of a ladies sanitary item and I can tell you that it didn't last long!! My mum had my name picked out long before I was born and my mum named me without telling my dad who wasn't in the picture at the time, who actually had the same name picked out for me :) So either way I was a Tamara. I am Tamara Jane and I love it! I think it has a nice ring to it. I have always thought that the palm tree and the lotus flower were elegant, pretty and beautiful. I wouldn't change my name for the world. :)
It's okay
written by Tamara Tracey, March 09, 2010
I like the meaning of the name just tired of the lame tomorrow jokes i cant even laugh anymore plus i have 2 first names which is Tamara Tracey so no one ever gets my first name right and then they pronounce it wrong. but I love my nickname Mara and Tamar(giving 2 me by a friend, no one ever called me that) cant stand Tammy or Tam i hate it But after all i guess it could be worse my old teacher was named huckleberry finn lol and it was a women!!!
A kind of ... "inspiring" name. =)
written by Yuuri, August 01, 2010
Even before I was born, or "created" ( xD ) my father told my mother : It's okay to have a baby. As long as it is a girl, and we call her : Tamara.

Even before I came to life, I was already a "Tamara". I've always known about the "Palm Tree" meaning of it, and always found it pretty funny as I was always doing a "palm tree" haircut when I was in primary school. o/ Though people always made fun of my name by calling me "Tarama" (that dish made of fish eggs you know ? It's a greek dish.) (It's pretty ironic cuz I'm partly greek ... anyway xD) or by making it rhyming with silly stuffs ; I've always liked my name. Pretty deeply. I've always thought that it's a very "inspiring" name.

In France, I've almost NEVER met anyone called Tamara. It's pretty rare, so I felt as being kind of ... original. My name led me to live the way I wanted to live. I mean, I don't have a common name. People always made fun of my name and everything, so I learnt to live by myself, and not to care about mean people. As a result, I've always thought that I was fated to live a GENUINELY way. =) (I'm not showing off or something ... when I say "genuine" I just want to say that I was kinda "fated" to live the way I WANTED to live and not the way people want me to live. =))

My whole name is : Tamara Cécile Eloïse, and I think it sounds really great. I'm pretty proud of my name. I'm not so common, and I sometimes make people laugh when they can't prononce my name properly by saying "Tarama". I can make people happy just by saying my name ! It's awesome to have a name which can make a way or another people happier I think ! ^__^
Moreover, Tamara has nice nicknames such as : Tam-Tam, Tammy, Tam and everything ! =)

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