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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.TAHR-ə
, TER-ə
, TAR-ə
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Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means "elevated place" in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O'Hara plantation.
VariantsTarah, Tera, Terra, Tarina
Same SpellingTara (2)
User SubmissionsTa-ra, Tara

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View from the summit of the Hill of Tara in IrelandView from the summit of the Hill of Tara in Ireland

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute