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Tamara Karsavina was a famous Russian ballerina.
-- eponine_pontmercy  12/5/2005
I've also known this name to be of Hebrew origin, meaning "palm tree" or "date palm".
-- tambug  1/13/2006
This sounds like a name for a rebellious, free-spirited or spunky girl. I still like it though, it's cute and strong-sounding.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
I know a nice girl named Tamara but I never cared for the name much, has always sounded sort of sickly and that includes its cutesy nick Tammy.
-- lindamaree  3/8/2006
I love this name! And it's WAY better than Ashlee, Alexis, Sam or Jessica. It's unique and rare. A nice nickname can be "Tams" or "Tamis."
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2006
TAMARA is a character in my story. She is a reckless, street-smart 12-year-old who lives in a treehouse, because she supposedly is an orphan. The character gets into a lot of trouble all the time and is known for her ill-mannered, sarcastic wit. I named her this because this is a a form of the Biblical name TAMAR which meant "spice" or "palm tree" and the comparision is that she is like spice and spikey like a palm tree (in a simile, of course); there was also a Tamar in the Old Testament who got her own way and could be said she was one brash girl. Although, I was thinking of naming her Tamar but then again, for an American or English book, it wouldn't sound too proper for a character who is half-Caucasian, plus it wouldn't be fair to just use it loosely since it's a name from the Scriptures. TAMARA could also be spelt TAMARAH and it has a unique, mysterious sounding.
-- Anonymous User  4/8/2006
This name has never grown on to me much. It has always reminded me either of the girl from the show 'Sister Sister' (which ironically my sister used to watch!) or of 'Tammy' a name that sounds too ickish for me. It is actually Hebrew and means "palm tree" or "bitterness" at least that's what I've heard. It's ok for a character but never really liked it for anyone, my opinion though.
-- Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Former actress Tamara Braun from "General Hospital" bears this name. She has been the only one who could portray Carly Corinthos to the fullest.
-- Missy  5/22/2006
Tamara is actually a Hebrew name. As a user mentioned above it can mean "palm tree" or "bitterness." And it is also a form of 'Tamar', which is Biblical for "palm tree" and/or "spice."
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Tamara is actually pronounced Tam-AR-rah not Tam-AH-rah, some people I know pronounce this name Tam-AH-rah. I like the pronunciation of Tam-Ai-rah too which can be another way of pronouncing it.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2006
A famous bearer was Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka 1898 - 1980.
-- Caprice  6/5/2006
I have several friends who pronounce this TA-ma-ra.
-- CamilleTheGreat  6/18/2006
I've known several people with this name, and they all pronounced it TAM-uh-ruh or TAM-ruh.
-- gigibee  7/19/2006
I love this name, because it is my favourite caretaker from kindergarten's name. I really cared for her. It's also one of my character's names (:P) and she's my main character's best friend. She's spunky, originial, rebellious, full of life and very joyful. Tamara is a great name.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2006
I have also seen it pronounced TAM-uh-ruh or TAM-ruh but also Ta-Mare-ah (the middle part Mare pronounce Mare like in a horse).
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2006
Tamara is a very beautiful and elegant name.
-- Anonymous User  8/3/2006
Tamara appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1940's. Its most popular year was the 1970's where it ranked 90.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
This name reminds me of a sexy, strong, intellectual woman. I think it is very unique and exotic sounding.
-- Anonymous User  10/16/2006
This was the name of a Queen of Georgia (not Georgia, USA but the country Georgia in eastern Europe) in the 1100's. Her reign was called the "Golden Age of Georgia" and her contemporaries called her King. She defeated the Moslems threatening to invade her country and whole mountain tribes willlingly converted to Christianity from Islam under her.
-- aghosta21  1/11/2007
Also a girls name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
I have a friend with this name, but she pronounces it TAM-ruh.
-- joanie2007  8/17/2007
Alternative spelling: Tamra.
-- leananshae  11/26/2007
Mara (MARE-ah or MAR-ah, depending on how Tamara is pronounced) makes a much nicer alternative to Tammy as a nickname.
-- Townzell  4/10/2008
This name has sounded trashy to me for a long time. It just always sort of makes me think of worn out trailer park or redneck wives who wear clothes from 10 years earlier that have gotten too youthful and too tight for them and who speak like middle school dropouts. And that despite the fact that Russian names generally don't wind up sounding like that. I guess Americans have a way of ruining certain names. My guess is that names ending in -lene/een once sounded sophisticated. When they catch on in the wrong places and become popular with the wrong people, they're ruined for decades.
-- slight night shiver  5/8/2008
I like this name, but I would never use it because I would be afraid people would shorten it to Tammy, which I hate. To me, Tammy is a very trashy name.
-- TiffanyS  6/19/2008
It's my name. I don't think it's trashy but I would prefer something else for a name. It means date palm and lady princess I heard somewhere.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2008
Pronounced "tah-mah-rah".
-- Emilie007  9/7/2008
My daughter's name is Tamara Michelle. She is 25. I named her this because I thought it was pretty and melodious. However, we always called her Tammy. I liked that name from the song Tammy sung by Debbie Reynolds, from the Tammy movie starring Sandra Dee. I also thought that she could go by either Tammy or if she decided she needed a more professional sounding name once she started her career. She had it in Tamara. However, we've always had a problem with the pronunciation of her full name. We pronounce it Ta mar ah. Not Tam er ah. I have a brother, Mark, and we don't say Merk. So, don't know why the vowels aren't pronounced the way they are supposed to be by so many. I also think it depends of the US you live in as to how Tammy sounds. Maybe in the south possibly, Tammy may sound trashy, but not on the west coast.
-- KerryJ  9/23/2008
A famous bearer is Canadian actress Tamara Taylor (born September 27, 1970), best known for her role as Camille Saroyan on the TV series "Bones". She also appeared in the short-lived television series "3 lbs." and "Sex, Love & Secrets".
-- AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
Tamara is a Croatian name too.
-- goricar  3/3/2010
This name is also frequently used in The Netherlands. [noted -ed]
-- Lucille  3/19/2010
Cecelia Ahern used this name for her main character in The Book of Tomorrow, Tamara Goodwin. She starts of as a very spoilt character.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2010
Love Tamara. Hate Tammy.
-- Dawson  12/22/2010
Tamara is my middle name and my mother wanted it pronounced TA-Mara. It's a middle name, so, I really never used it much (my first name is Stephanie). I did, though, have to correct one of my teachers who had to pronounce it at my high school graduation. I never liked Tamra or Tamera. I always thought Mara would be a good nickname.
-- pksteph  3/31/2011
Spelled "Tamora," she is the villainous Queen of the Goths in Shakespeare's tragedy, "Titus Andronicus."
-- mothwing  6/27/2011
Also a popular Ukrainian name. [noted -ed]
-- Lesia  2/22/2012
The name Tamara was given to 201 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
"Tam-ruh" is the most common (and, in my opinion, the proper) pronunciation of this name in North America. Why isn't that pronunciation listed?
Tamara's my aunt's name, and that's how she pronounces it. I've never met a Tamara who pronounced it any other way.
-- harry_sent_me  8/13/2013
A classy, beautiful name. :-)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  4/7/2014

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