Tamara - Meaning of Tamara

What does Tamara mean?

[ 3 syll. ta-ma-ra, tam-ara ] The baby girl name Tamara is pronounced Tah-MAAR-ah in English or Taa-MAA-Raa in Russian †.

1: Tamara has its origins in the Hebrew language, and it is used largely in Czech, Dutch, English, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Slavic. Tamara or Thamar was a successful 12th-century Queen of Georgia in Russia whose fame helped spread the name across the country. The queen was the basis for Mikhail Lermontov's 19th-century poem Tamara, which described the queen as lustful and of a demonic spirit. The poem in turn was the basis for the orchestral poem and ballet Tamara (1861) by the Russian composer Mily Balakirev. The name was subsequently introduced to English speakers by Russian performers such as Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Tamara Drasin (1905-1943), and Tamara Geva (1907-1997). Other bearers include the American ballerina of Polish and Armenian descent Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996), and the Polish artist and glamour star Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980). Elsewhere in literature, Shakespeare used the form Tamora for the Queen of the Goths in his play Titus Andronicus (1590-1594).

What are the Variant Forms of Tamara?

The name Tamara is used to a great extent; it has 58 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant transcriptions include Tamaa, Tamaira, Tamala, Tamarae, Tamará, Tamaree, Tamaria, Tamarin, Tamarla, Tamarria, Tamarsha, Tamarya, Tamatha, Tambra, Tamela, Tamesha, Tami, Tamia (also used in Hebrew), Tamiah, Tamisha, Tammra, Tamoya, Tamrah, Tamryn, Tamya, Tamyra (also used in Hebrew), Temara, Thamara, Thamarra, and Timara. Other English forms include the shortenings Tam (also used in Hebrew), Tama (also used in Russian), Tamar (also used in Hebrew, Armenian and Turkish), and Tamra (also used in Hebrew), the pet forms Tamie, Tamma, Tammi, Tammie, Tammy (also used in Hebrew), and Tamy, and the spelling variants Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamera, Tamira, Tamirra, Tammara, Tammera, Tammerah, Tamora, and Tamura.

Tamary (Polish), Tamrin (Hebrew), Temma (Hebrew), and Thamar (Hebrew) are variant transcriptions of Tamara that are used in foreign languages.

Variant forms inherit both the origin and meaning of Tamara.

2: Tamara's language of origin is Sanskrit. It is derived from the element tamara which means 'spice'.

Tamara is an English, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Russian variant transcription of Tamar (Armenian, English, Hebrew, and Turkish).

See also the related form, the name Yomara.

See also the related categories, spirit (strength), queen, star (moon), armenian, english, hebrew, slavic, sanskrit, successful (flourishing), literature, italian, czech, dutch, fame, polish, american, and russian.

Tamara is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked modestly in 1974 with 0.289% of baby girls being given the name Tamara. Its ranking then was #63. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is of only sporadic use now. Among all girl names in its group, Tamara was nonetheless the most regularly used in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Tamara include Tamarae, Tamarah, Tamaree, Tamarey, Tamari, Tamera, Tamerai, Tamira, Tamora, Temira, Thamara, Thamarra, Timora, Tamarie, Tamary, Tamohara, Tino Aroha, Tadmor, Tamar, and Tamarai.

† Pronunciation for Tamara: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"

Details of famous persons named Tamara:
Artist Tamara de Lempicka, born May 16, 1898 - March 18, 1980, Moscow, Russia.
Ballerina Tamara Karsavina, born 10 March 1885 - 26 May 1978, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ballerina Tamara Geva, born 17 March 1907 - 9 December 1997, Russia.
Ballerina Tamara Toumanova, born March 2, 1919 - May 29, 1996, Shanghai, China.
Singer Tamara Drasin, born 1905 - March 1943, Sorochintsï, Russia.

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