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Tamara

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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: Palm Tree

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  • Records indicate that 128,523 girls in the United States have been named Tamara since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1970, when 4,718 people in the U.S. were given the name Tamara. Those people are now 44 years old.

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  • "I am obviously Tamara, pronounced like "Ta-MARE-eh" or "Tam-AIR-eh", rhymes with McNamara, but i answer to all the pronounciations, and i've gotten them all! I will be 41 soon. As I was reading the comments i kept thinking, "When did i write this?" cause i could have written most. People mostly called me ''tam-a-ra'' or ''tam-ra'' which drove me pretty crazy when i was a kid. I actually hated my name because of 1) the misprounounciation (so much so that now i usualy say it wrong when people ask my name, but more people say it right now! 2)Tammy, Tammy, Tammy's in Love 3)The sun'll come out TOMORROW 4)I actually had someone ARGUE with me that I wasn't pronouncing my OWN name right and 5)When i was little, the name meaning cards used to say, no kidding ''Tamara: origin Hebrew, meaning:played the harlot"! i didn't know until much later that it actually meant ''palm tree'' in hebrew, and symbolized ''uprightness, righteousness, fertility, life, fruitfulness, perfection, etc" and recently found out it also means "lotus flower", "spice" "beautiful". I am from the San Francisco, California bay area. I was actually named after an actress who played "Cleopatra Jones" in the 70's ''blaxpotation'' movies, Tamara Dobson (but her name was pronounced Tam-ah-rah). My mom was only 15 when I was born, and she wanted me to be named for a strong, intelligent, resourceful black woman, as Cleopatra Jones was, but she also had a cousin named Tamara pronounced the same as the actress and she didn't want her to think I was named after her, so she changed to "Ta-MARA-eh". Didn't matter though. My cousin still to this day thinks she named me after her anyways. At the family reunion last year I didn't attend, my mom said Tamara Paige asked her ''how's my namesake doing?" lol. I have to say I also don't like being called Tammy (except by my Grandmother.) and if i hear someone call to me "tammy!" I know its someone from my childhood, cause no one usually does not. hippies in my preschool called me ''tomorrow'' which i liked, but so did bullies later, which i didn't. funniest think i was called without being mean was ''yesterday, today, and Ta-mar-rah"! I love my name now. its beautiful unique and precious to me the older I get! my full name means ''Perfection-God is my judge-Dweller in the holy way". Its AWESOME!!!" Apr. 5, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 12 yrs old and my name is pronounced Tam-ar-a if I'm in trouble people say my name ta-ma- rah really high on the end and my middle name lee ( i freak out when this happens) I love my name because if it's meaning and uniqueness. Palm tree, lotus flower and spice. I have never had my name mispronounced but people have called me Tammy and I hate that name. My nickname is Timtam. I love my name it's awesome and pretty." Feb. 17, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE My Name!!! ~Tamara~ Mine's pronounced Tam-Uh-Ruh. I often get that mispronunciation thing too! I've been called tambera with some mysterious "b" sound! And tomato too! -But still I love my name! The sound of it and it's meanings: palm tree, lotus flower, & spice. All beautiful symbolisms of strength! Yay! GO TAMARAS!!!" Sep. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "The correct way to pronounce my name is Ta-mah-rah. I use to hate when people missed pronounced it. The worst being Tah-mass-a. I mean there isn't even an "s" in there! What? I am 19, and I love that my name is different. I think it is beautiful! =]" Apr. 20, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name! In elementary, some kids would occasionally call me 'tomato' or 'tomorrow' but I'm glad to say it wasn't all of the time and once I got to middle school, people stopped. The mispronunciations continue though. In Spanish, it's easy to pronounce but in English, it has as many pronunciations as people you find. The correct pronunciation to me is Tah-mah-rah. Not 'Tamera' or 'Tamora. Those are different names altogether. Though, I've gotten weary of correcting people on how to pronounce my name, so I leave it like that. Or they just call me 'Tammy'. But yes, 'Tamara' is such a cool name! I love the fact it's not too common. Unique ftw! Hey, big shout out to all the Tamaras out there! :) Love your name, because it's awesome!" Feb. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually not Tamara, but Tamera i like it cuz its unique although im not sure what it means" Jun. 18, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi,we're having a baby girl in feb and i'm rather drawn to this name,it's a must i think,nice comments." Dec. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME tamera because its.a nice name people will call me torr but I still love my name it is the best name I ever have forreal lov it saynomore" Nov. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and I was born in the early 1960s and didn't know anyone else with this name until I went to high school and met one other person in a graduating class of close to 700 people. I think my mother named me after a Russian ballerina. I used to really dislike my name because in school, every teacher would call it out and mispronounce it. My name is pronounced TA-ma-ra with the accent on the first syllable. They always called me Ta-MARE-a with an accent on the second syllable which I hated. My family and friends always called me Tammy which I liked and still do today even though I'm much older. Tamara sounded very hard and cold to me...and that's the name I would be called when I was in trouble at home (lol). If I heard "Tam" or "Tammy", it made me feel good. Deep inside, I think Tamara is very sensuous and if the right person said it the right way, I'd probably love it more. It's a unique name so a lot of people remember it and always remember me because of it...so that's a plus. I'm thankful and grateful for having such a beautiful accent (name) attached to my life." Mar. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name I pronounce it Ta-Mare-rah. Which is different than what people automatically say but, I still love it. I think it's very pretty, sounds like the very cool girl next door =D lol! Tomorrow, Mary, Tomatetor are just a few nicknames I have been dawned." Jan. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hii my name is Tamara obvoisly and i live in sothern Ca and i am 100% arabic my name is always prononced Tamera but i still love it" Sep. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Tamara pro "Tam-Uh-Ruh" its different and i do get pronounciation problems but its cool. re in the south Tam is the popular nickname. but most of the people i meet get a kick out of the whole palmtree thing ;]" Jul. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey! I'm Tamara too, n it pronounces like TamAra. I just adore my name, it's the best in the world! xD i also was called in different ways..Tama, Tamy, TamarA, n my friends call me Toma.. :P have never been teased by my name :)" Jun. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my name is tamara and im 13 like many of u i have also heard 'tomorrow' from annie so many times i lost count ages ao but now they say the new barclays isa card thing is my advert with the singing money. i to have been called tomato and temira and loads more. u actually pronounce my name ta-ma-ra so yeh on one site it says palm tree or spice but loads of people say palm tree so yeh i go with that i am also the only tamara in the school. my full name is tamara wendy goodchild so most of it is uncommon. bye to all the fellow tamara's xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Apr. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce it like camera also. People always mispronounce it, but I love my name to say the least...:)" Mar. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 46 years old and am a Tamara. When I was born my parents just wanted to name me Tammy but the Catholic priest who was going to Baptise me said they had to name me Tamara because it was a saints name. I was Tammy all of my childhood. When I was about 25 I began College and went by Tamara. I like it better than Tammy, which I refer to as my baby name. I have been called Tomorrow, Tamarea, Tam, and Tam us the bam us." Mar. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi everyone my name is Tamarra pronuced like(tah mare ruh)....i love my name an yea i agree with my fellow girl with this beautiful name... i hear the annie song so much... but yea i love my name and its cool to know it means palm tree!!!" Jan. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Here in Brazil we spell Tamara almost like in Russia. Though me and my family do not have a Russian background or whatever - we're from Spain actually LOL - my mother liked the name a lot - even I do, specially when compared to Antonia, Maria or whatsover. People call me Tam, Tammy, Ta - an open "a" just like "father" - and Tama. When I was little they used to call me turtle or Tamar too - because of a Brazilian non-governmental org. Who take care of turtles, the Tamar project. I like my name, it's strong and determined" Nov. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, I'm from Alberta, Canada. My name is pronounced 'Tah-mare-ah'. Throughout junior high and high school I was known as Ty (Tamara Yvonne), but my family (particularly uncles) have referred to me as 'Tomorrow' and 'Tomato'. I haven't met many other Tamara's in my life, but when I was a teenager my drama troupe had a guest jazz teacher do workshop with us. Her name was also Tamara, but when the director pronounced her name the way mine is pronounced she snapped, and screamed "IT'S TAMARA! LIKE CAMERA! BUT WITH A T!!!" She was a little scary... lol. My cousin found that story amusing, and still calls me "Tamara, Like Camera" when she phones me. I read somewhere that Tamara also means 'Lotus Flower', which I thought was really beautiful. The first time I ever looked up the meaning it said 'Painter of the Palms'." Oct. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Tamara :)This is my 10 year old daughter's name and naturally, I think its a BEAUTIFUL name! (or else I would obviously not have named her that! ) :) We pronounce it Tuh-MAH-rah and haven't had any problems with teasing, nicknames or pronounciation!" Jul. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LIKE MY name though people sometimes call me tomorrow" Jul. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hayy Evryone!! Ma name's Tamara (derr)... I'm 13, in year 9 and I live in Australia... My name is pronounced Ta-mah-ra, sounds like ra-ra lol... I've only ever met three (3) other people with the same name as me, but two were seniors and the other was in prep... lol... Pretty much evryone spells my name wrong at first... i've had: Tamra, Temerra, Tamera, Tahmra, Tamarh, Tamarah and Tmra... It's soo annoying! People almost ALWAYS pronounce my name correctly, except a few times i've been called "Tamorra" <--(tomorrow pronounced wierd)... I love the fact that there are a few different nicknames, otherwise it'd be boring... My family call me Tam or Tammy, Friends call me Tamzy or Mara and Other people just call me Tamara... See yas!! mwah xx" Apr. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Tamara in high school and I'm the only one. have only met another Tamara in my whole life and it wasn't that bad cuz they called her by her second name. so i have always been called Tamara and I'm the only one. there have been A LOT of people that write the name wrong, probably because it has so many variables of it (Tamora, Tamera, Tamrah, Tamarah, etc.). mine is Tamara like Camara. i like the Indian meaning better, its spice. and i find it more interesting than palm tree... like both i can say w/e seems better at the moment...." Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's very common for people the mispronounce and misspell Tamara [which i my name as well] The way i pronounce my name is like Camera with a T. Simple. I get called Tamera which is tum-air-uh. And Tuh-mar-uh. It so annoying and i correct the teachers every time them mispronounce it. Of course i should be over it, but i am not. I'm 18 and almost out of High School and it's just annoying. I used to not like my name but when i thought about having a common name I would be confused. There is one other Tamara at our school and she is a cheerleader, so everyone knows her and they'll call her name and then i'll turn around and be like WHAT? Only to find that they were not talking to me. So it's sad. All in all, I like my name. Props to all Tamaras!" Mar. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Tamara i love my name because it`s not common. i`ve been called Tammora,Tommorow,Ta-mai-ra mostly. It`s pronounced Tamara sounding like camera (which we use to take pictures).This is how I always have to introduce my name but it`s a great one!" Mar. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my name is Tamara I am 24 and live in winnipeg canada I pronounce it tam air a and also used to be called tommorow and tomato I like thinking of the my name meaning tree of life rather than plain date palm tree. I have only met 2 other people named Tamara I like it because it makes me unique I think." Feb. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara (pronounced Tam-air-ah) I often get called Tamra,tameera,tam-mur-ah. I, was also called Tammie but preferred to be called Tamara in high school. I asked my mother why she named me Tamara since I come from Irish- English background and the name is hebrew/russian etc. She gave me the name because my grandmothers name was Mary and it was tied into the name as well she felt it was a name that I could alter as I got older if I didn't like my name (tara,tammy,etc) I love my name. I get a lot of compliments on it and I thought it was a name that there wasn't much cruel kids could make fun of me for. Although kids think of anything and when I was 7 yrs old I still had not grown a good full head of hair it was fine baby hair and the kids figured one out. Tamara no-haira lol Geez kids think of everything. lolol" Feb. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, my name is Tamara also, I'm from Slovenia. I like my name a lot, it's quite rare, so I have only met a couple of people who share my name in my life. I think it's sweet that it means "palm tree" because I've always liked palms, they're like a symbol of exotic. People generally pronounce it correctly(or at least that's how I've pronounced it my whole life) which is: TAH-muh-rah but sometimes they say Tuh-MAH-rah,which I don't like and I get quite agitated :) There are also several songs dedicated to a Tamara that are very known around here and people always sing the songs to me, which is way cute I think, because it doesn't happen to people with different names :) I've had lots of nicknames like Tammy, Tamzy, Mari, Tamary ... I prefer Tamary,though. So, yeah, it's a great name and I wouldn't change it." Feb. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my names Tamara =D.&& i have two friends also who share the same name.I find that sometimes people pronouce it as Tamar so it gets anoying at times.I hate being called Tam or Tammy Its Either Tamara Or Mara.I love my name and everyone seems to find it unusual ! Love to all the other Tamaras Out There !" Jan. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my names Tamara and I'm in grade 6. I am the only Tamara in the whole school and no one pronounces it wrong. I although hate when people spell my name with 2 m's (Tammara) I live in Canada, but come from Serbia. In Serbia, Tamara is a very popular name. (We pronounce it Tam-uh-ra) My nickname is Tammy but I don't really like it. so ya. But I think the name Tamara is very unique and I love it!!*" Dec. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi may name is tamara too i am in 9th grade and i love my name but sometimes people dont pronouns it rigth that really makes me mad" Nov. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Tamara and I just wanted to say that I love my name! Hate the name Tammy though, it just doesn't suit me. I really like my name because in school when someone would say Tamara did this or Tamara did that, EVERYBODY knew who they were talking about. It's nice not to have a really common name because then people have to use other words to describe you. For example: Skinny Jessica and Fat Jessica, Pretty Lisa and Ugly Lisa, Smart Amy and dumb Amy. You get the idea." Nov. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being called Tamara and everyone always tells me what a lovely name it is so there." Oct. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Tamara(spelt the way it sounds)Im 13 years old and live in australia. I love my name, but i dont love what it mean(date palm)nobody mispells my name, or mis-pronounces it.i know a lot or people with the name Tamara." Oct. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi - My name is Tamara and I am now 33, born in Canada but living in the UK for most of my life. My name is pronounced Tam ar a. I hate it when people say Tammera, Tamera and worst of all Tamsin! I was called Tammy throughout school. I also had the same old see you tommorrow tommorrow or tomato! On the whole I and everyone thinks my name is great! I have not met any other people named Tamara yet!" Oct. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey, my names Tamara (ta-ma-ra)it is just prononced the way it is spelt pretty much.I'm 11 and i'm from NSW in Australia. I get called Tim-tam alot at school but it is my favourite nickname. I know a couple of people named Tamara but not very many. When I was about 6 I wanted to change my name to something of a movie but now I love it and it's uniqueness and would never change it for the world. I really don't care what people call me. My teacher always calls me Tamorro and stuff like that. My mum and dad call me Tam-ba-lam and changed the lyrics from "whoah, black betty bam-ba-lam to "whoah, black betty Tam-ba-lam". That doesn't really annoy me either. Sometimes my friends spell my name wrong.They spell it like "Tammara" and put two m's in sometimes. What I really hate is when my friend writes my name without a capital letter when I tell her time after time that it's spelt with a capital. She spells everyones name with a capital but mine. As i'm still young I don't know that much about myself as I will in about 20 years. Apparently my name means lots of different things like "date palm", "palm tree", "spice" and "lotus flower"." Sep. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mi name is tamara (pronounced Ta-mar-ra)im 13 and i LOVE mi name. i dont get many mispronounciations but once someone called me tama! lickily i manged to avoid this as a nickname.i reckon mi name it is so unique and cool. i used to get teased about it when i was little, i used to get called tamato lol. one boy calls me tamarillo but i honestly just dont care!! some of mi freids call me tami but i usually just go by tamara. THe origin is also really cool too, it means sooo many different things. One is palmtree and some indian spice haha" Sep. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Thamara (prounce the h). Alot of people call me Tamara for short. I guess that one letter make it so much shorter. lol. But I just love my name." Aug. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara also, and I am 30. It took me until I was 20 to really grow into the name, it is a big name for a little girl to carry. I was always Tammy when I was younger, but I hate it - I always used to get the "Tammy's In Love" song by Debra Reynolds (Tammy and the Batchelor) sung at me. At school I was nicknamed Tim Tam after the biscuits, or Tam Bam after the TV show "The Henderson Kids". Now I am Tam to my friends, Tamara in general, and if I hear Tammy called out across the room, I know it must be someone I knew from LONG ago!!" Aug. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, i'm 35 from Canada. The pronunciation of mine however is (timoorah) with a rolled R, the welsh version of it. The shorthand nickname for me is timmy, i've been called everything from camera to tomorrow since i was little. My best friend's name is also Tamara, hers is the tam-air-ah pronunciation, and we get a kick out of both answering to people at the same time when someone just calls our name lol" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My nam is Tamara...I say Tamra. Its cool,but people always say it wrong. T-AM-RA...I have been called Tamera alot..But i love my name too" Jul. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Am from Jamaica, and i can tell you the name is very popular and also the alias thatcomes with it such as T, Tammy, Tamo, Tam tam and the list goes on. I remember being in a class with two other Tamara's the teacher had so much difficulty she starts calling us by our Surname. I think its the best name ever and the meaning is Palm tree." Jul. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is tamara also, but I'm almost 40. I also heard all the jokes about camara's and the mispronounciations.I was called Tammy when I was young but I was named after the Tammy movies so I didn't mind. I think the name is unique and I Love it!!!" Jul. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara (we pronounce Tam-uh-ra). I looove my name. I hated it when I was younger because it seems so difficult a concept for some people to grasp. However, as I've gotten older I've really come to appreciate not being a "Jessica" or "Ashley" or one of those other popular names. I've only met one other person with my name and same pronunciation and she delivered my daughter. I love my name and wouldn't chance it's uniqueness for anything. It also turns out really interesting nicknames, my favorites of which are Tee-Tee amd Tam-Tam." Jul. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and I also pronounce it like camera with a T. (I have never been called Tammy, wouldn't like it.) I didn't like it when I was younger because I had a foreign-sounding last name and the combination was a bit too much for people. But I have grown accustomed to my name and am proud to have a name that is different. My name came from a Russian dancer who was killed in a plane crash during WWII (she was a USO dancer). My mother heard the name and liked it and when I came along that's the name they chose for me." Jul. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "A new woman friend here in Galveston TX is Tamara. I didn't have any problem pronouncing it, from the get-go! When I mentioned her to another womanfriend in L.A. on the phone, that intelligent woman said, did you know that means Palm Tree? I was so glad for verification on this website. One in a million would get it. And, Galveston Island Off the coast of Texas, near Houston)is full of palm trees, very tropical here. This Tamara is gorgeous inside and out. Thank you for this website, I read all the entries, laughed and cried. All you Tamaras out there, you are great Palm Trees! gotta luv it. scott" Jul. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I think my doughter is the youngest Tamara in the world. She is only 15 days old. I choose this name for her and i love it. It's a great name, and my little baby is so beutiful. Greetings from Durres-Albania" Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name's Tamara and Im 15 from Victoria,BC ,Canada.I really love my name,its very original.Like most of the others,I 2 get people who mispronounce my name,or who make fun of it.My name iz pretty kool,and generally everybody loves it.I think that my name suits me best and Im quite lucky to have been given such a sweet name.Many guys also r dying 2 date me,they find me a gorgeous gurl with a cute unique name.Anyway,I think all those gurlz whose name iz "Tamara" r nice gurlz,and we should b very proud of our name..Well bye 4 now guys!!!" Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara(Ta-ma-ra; like camera but with a "T")...I LOVE my name....No one hardly ever pronounces it right, but that is o.k....It is as unique as I am and I like it like that....I have been called Ta-mah-ra and Tam-air-ah...And many more, but those are the main ones....Very rarely do I meet anyone named Tamara....I am 27 and I have only met 2 in my life and I have been all over the country..." Apr. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and when I was younger I went by Tammy, but at age 20 I began going by Tamara. I love my name but I do get alot of mispronunciations!! Tam-AIR-A, UGH oh well ... =0) www.myspace.com/tamaradailey" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara i love it because no one really has that name,(like ashley)but it is never pronounced the correct way" Apr. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names tamara, im seventeen and from australia. im forever being told how lovely and beautiful it is, and get more complimants once i share my full name as it flows amazingly. i don't know very many people with the name so i feel privileged to have it." Mar. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronounced ta-MA-ra and people say it wrong ALL THE TIME. i'm 20 now..i used to hate my name, but people always compliment me on it. Plus i have the most nick names out of anyone i know...it could go on forever! And i've only ever met one person who pronounces it the same...in the end i'm just glad i wasn't named "jessica", "laura", or "amanda"...lol :)" Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and it is pronounced Tam-MA-ra, but everyone calls me Tammy, Tam, Tam-Tam or just Tee! I didn't like my name when I was younger but now that I'm 21 I really do like it. Only because It's not that common. I've only met 1 other girl that pronounce her name like mine. I wouldn't have any other name." Mar. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamera. It is pronounced Tamra, like camera. It is misspelled and pronounced wrong all the time. But I just tell people it is okay and that it is pronounced like camera." Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I fell upon this page by accident, and am so glad I did :) it's really neat to see that there are more namesakes out there! www.myspace.com/leanndamon" Feb. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name with a passion!! I also have many nicknames and pronunciations people say it... i love it!!" Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara and i am 13 alot of poeple say that that is not how to spell my name but i don't care what they say" Jan. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my girlfriend is called tamara, shes australian and gorgeous.." Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara... in no one could say it so i swicth to tammy and then i switch it back now i love who cares if they dont know how to say it... if they say it wrong dont answer them till they say it rite... act like there not talkin to you if they say it wrong" Dec. 29, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well i am in 6 grade now and since 2 grade I have been in a class with someone who has the same name as me. We pronuce it differntly. Mines is prounced Ta-Ma-Ra. Hers is prounced Ta-Me-Ra. But I still love my name and to stop the promblem of not knowing how to prounce my name my teachers gave me the nickname Drama" Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, I used to be called Tammy as a nickname but when I hit my 20s I started using Tamara. People compliment me all the time. What I hate the most is when people mispronounce my name by putting alot of emphasis on the A's." Dec. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Tamara and I couldnŭt be happier with the name! She seems to like it too, or so she says now that sheŭs 3, hope she keeps feeling that way in years to come!" Nov. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara, people say tam a ra.. i know a few people with the same name." Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE IT COZ IT WAS GIVEN BY MY MOTHER! AND IT IS MY WHOLE IDENTITY!" Oct. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name because it is mine i get a bit mand when they say tamra" Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name Tah-mare-ah... and I actually went to school with a girl with the same name (pronounced the same). Oddly enough, my mortal enemy's name is also Tamara... though she pronounces it Tam-ah-rah." Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never met another Tamara either...my family nickname is "Tami" and I have met a few of those. Most people pronounce it ta*mar*a or tam*er*a but my family has always pronounced it tam*air*a" Sep. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i`ve heard about ten different pronounciation of my name.but people call me taza,tasha,tara" Sep. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "iv never met another tamara ever! although im only 15 16 in a month but i love it im mainly called tiara or tamz by my mates but iv loved being called tamara however iv alway loved the name phoebe i reckon u should o 4 it!!" Sep. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey my names tamara the name tamara is awsome its rarely used but is often spelt with and e that drives me insane my nic names and mara and tj the ones i dont like are tammy and tam tam also i was called t-t for awhile" Aug. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name Tamara but people do call me Tammy and onley a few call me Tam" Aug. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamra is my name. It is often mistaken for Tamara. My nickname is always Tammy. Very seldom do I use the name Tamra, unless it's pertaining to legal matter. I do like my name though!" Aug. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People ALWAYS spell my name wrong! And it often gets shortened to tammy, which is annoying!" Aug. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have had to grow into this name. For every one person that says it correctly there are a dozen that say it wrong. My Mother and Father were in a pizza place when my Mom was almost ready to deliver. They had not decided on a name and a little girl about 4 -5 years old was at the same pizza shop with her parents. Her name was Tamara and my Mom fell in love with the name. I wish that I could meet the little girl that I am named after. My Mom tells me that when I was little that she and I looked alike. I guess I will never know on this side anyway. Tamara Cooper-White Centerburg, OH" Jul. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara ,i don't have nick name cause i love my name and i like the way people pronounce it , the most thing i like in my name is that you can find it in many countries but it is so rare at the same time,it means in indian language , the lotus flower and in armenian language the red rose ," Jun. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol yeh people mispronounce it all the time, but it duznt bother me, i like my name" May. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name, however it KILLS me how many idiots will ask me my name, I pronounce it 'Tam-uh-ruh' and the IMMEDIATELY switch it to 'Ta-mare-ah'. And of course, I'm calle Pamela more times that I can shake a stick at but other than that, I adore my name!" May. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara it is pronounced (tuh-mare-uh) like tia and tamara. i never knew there were so many people with that name" May. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Salam, I am currently having an opportunity to know more about a lady named tamara. Her name is really very attracting to the ear. I personally liked it much. I like also palm trees. Hope her life be beautiful and charming as palm trees." Apr. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "great name. hated it growing up because everyone mispronounced it. i pronounce it tam-uh-rah. now i love the originality." Apr. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara. I like it because it is so unusual.People shorten it to Mara." Apr. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name it is my name and i feel unique because i only no one more tamara" Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "only 1 person in my whole 8 years my mom knows 2 people but they pronounce it as Tamera but is spelt tamara people always treat me with love except my brothers we have a love hate relationship" Apr. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was told that i'd be named tamara... this is not my birth name, i don't know what it means." Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name Tuh-MA-ruh. I don't mind my name most of the time but I don't know of too many Tamaras. I've only met one other in my life." Mar. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Tamara and everyone gets it right im lucky cos i would really get annoyed if everyone got it wrong.Besides it sounds how it looks so its not hard really." Dec. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "this name brings good luck as i know as it is my name every 1 thinks in is unusall" Dec. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Yall IM from CROATIA so ZDRAVO SVIMA!!!Like errbody in this page my name is Tamara with 3 A's....Ta-mar-ah-i guess..My friends call me Tajci...Taj-chi...I love my namw...but i didnt know soo many gurls have that name ....love to u all..." Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I suppose it's a great name as long as it fits the person; a beautiful name should match with a beautiful girl." Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara its supposed to be pronounced Tam-mer-ra, but people say it like they do on Sister Sister.Most people call me Tamra b/c they say its easier to say and they don't want to sound stupid.My relatives and some of my friends call me Tammy, and my sisters call me Tamer.And, some people say it like Tomorrow.Either way people call me what they want to call me, and I'm learning not to care." Nov. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful name, sacrilage to shorten it to Tammy!! And so many people do it -AAAHHHH" Nov. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the country I come from name Tamara is pronounced like this: Ta-ma-ra. It is a pleasure to be named like this" Nov. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara. It's pronounced: Tam - Ah - Rah. Ryhmes with Camera. Half of the time, it's said too fast, so it ends up sounding like Tam - Rah. So I'm used to either pronounciation; Dosen't bother me. =] Pretty name, but pretty difficult to get at first." Oct. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its an amaizing name with lots and lots of character" Sep. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel as though my name is unique. I pronounce it "Ta-Mar-Ruh."...C how fly is that." Sep. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, pronounced Ta-Mare-a... it is often that people call me Ta-Mar-a though; which I hate. It's not very common from who I know which is why I love it! It makes me feel unique." Sep. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara i like it but hate that everybody thinks it's okay to call me Tammy i hate it!!!Call me Tamara!!!Please" Sep. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My real name is Tamara but I'm called Tammy by friends and family. I like my name but I rather Tammy from friends!" Sep. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamara's - Tam uh ra - the name and I love it. When I was younger my parents called me Tami. Hated it. Hate it now when people try to shorten it. If I write Tamara that is what I want to be called. But, Charles my husband is always called CHUCK and on the phone and say my name people think I am saying Pamela. HA" Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is TaMarra. My mother added the extra "R" to make sure that every one pronounces it the correct way. I pronounce it "Ta-Mar-Ra" like the word "tomorrow" but with A's instead of O's. When I speak to Jewish people or those of Arabic decent, they pronounce it like I do. Since it came to America, we add the different emphasis on the syllables." Aug. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, pronounced with a spanish accent, Ta-mod-duh. I hope that made sense. I love my name, but hate when people can me different after I've given them the pronunciation speech!! Some people are just dorks!!" Jul. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, it is pronounced Ta-ma-ra, A bit more pretty and girly sounding than the other ways of saying it. i love it because its not common like 'jessica' or 'katie'." Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alot of people say "Tam-air-uh. My mother said Tam-are-uh. Either way, it's cool and unusual!" May. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, but I pronounce it ta-my-ra. I get on the offensive side when people pronounce my name wrong. Even after I tell them that they say it wrong, they still don't say it right." May. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name too much , it's strange, everybosy is asking about it's meaning always, :D i love my name" May. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ilove the name cause its also my'n. i pronounce my'n as Tam-er-a. but its spelled Tamara. it doesnt really bother me when other miss prononce it." May. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel your pain fellow Tamara's! No one ever says my name right. I pronounce it Ta-muh-ruh...but I usually get the whole Tam-air-a thing too. So I usually just stick with Tammy." Apr. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara as you know. I pronounce is Tamra.I often get called Ta-mare-uh or Ta-marh-uh or some name that ticks me completely off. People also want to spell it Tamera. I don't even hear how it could be an E." Mar. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Tamara, i think it's the most awesome name amd it's sounds really hot. i love my name my mates call me "t" love tamara" Mar. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Tamara, i think it's the most awesome name amd it's sounds really hot. i love my name love tamara" Mar. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara. people call me Tami (i hate when they spell it Tammy tho) both Tamara (tam-ah-ra)and Tami is diffrent. I enjoy my name" Mar. 12, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is a Tamara also. I dont mind being called Tammy because its better than being called Ta-mare-ah or Ta-mar-ah, i hate that." Mar. 7, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of the best person I have even met, has this name. And I think I say it right. It is a very good name indeed." Feb. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey Im from Australia, so many people pronouce my name in many different ways. I think the name Tamara is a beautiful name and i love it, because it is just so unique." Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't understand why so many women named Tamara have such disdain for "Tammy." They're both lovely!" Feb. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is pronounced Tamera (but spelled tamara) and i dont like it when people call me tam-ar-a. there's a diff... but i love my name none the less.. but people also call me tam or tami." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ta-mahr-a and i dont like it when people call me tam-ar-a. there's a diff... but i love my name none the less.. but people also call me tam or tami." Feb. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara as well. I`m from Austria. A lot of people call me Tami and I do like it. All Tamaras are special and unique. Our name means palm tree. Normally we are very funny, relaxed girls. Sometimes we tend to be ŭstubborn`. I like my name..." Jan. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamara is my daughter's name, so of course it's the most beautiful name in the world" Jan. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like when people come up with their own way of saying it. but it is confusing for others when they meet someone who says it differently. I find it an exotic and mysterious name." Jan. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is my name and it is great. its unique and i have only met one other tamara and she pronounces it tam-ra not like me which is ta-mA-ra. i have to tell people how to say it but thats not a problem, just don't call me tammy." Jan. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Tamara. I reckon i'm like the only Tamara in Scotland. Well it feels like i am." Dec. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamara is such a cool name...but a better name is tamara-jade then u can shorten it to tj if u want or hav tamara jade. NOw my children go forth and name your children after me...your friendly web surfer tamara-jade" Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I recently met this wonderful woman called Tamara. She likes her name pronouced as Ta-ma-ra. I like to say it as Tamera but she gets mad everytime. Dr Phil what should i do?" Nov. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name and am soo glad my grandma thought of it when she named me but i find if absolutely annonying when people pronounce it Ta-MARE-a or Ta-MAR-a because its neither..its TAM-a-rah. They dont even take the time to either ask or try and pronounce it correctly...and it drives me insane..just wanted to share" Nov. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Tamara as well. I pronounce it TAM-a-ra. I really like this, but I am often called Ta-MARE-a or Ta-MAR-a both of which make me cringe. (But I don't mind if people call me Tam-ra...this is very close.)" Aug. 6, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and I love it! I usually don't meet very many people with the same name as me. I pronounce it Ta-muh-ruh, but a lot of people think that its either Ta-mare-uh or Ta-mahr-uh. Any way you say it is pretty." Jul. 18, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamra and people always call me Tamara." Jun. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "no one ever forgets my name im glad my mum called me tamara" May. 21, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      6 Negative Comments

  • "Well its actually my middle name and its spelled Tamarh. Its supposed to be Tamarah but they messed up my birth certificate. I pronounce it tuh-MA(rhymes with bat)-ruh. But I like this name better than my first name. I hate my first name." Mar. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im Tamara I tink its alrite nd i hate it im inbetween .In scool every1 calles mi tomorrow or tamato nd i hate it . Alot of people tink its a really nice name .i found out it meant palm tree nd i hate de meanin lol" Feb. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my moms name is Tamara and she hates it so much! i dont think its to terrible but i wouldnt name my kid that" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tomara , sevral people have the same name, and they always pronounce it wrong. i.e. tomorrow" Jan. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from Serbia and many girls who live there have the same name." Mar. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Two ways of saying it. Tam-ra or ta-mare-ah. Don't like it either way you say it." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      76 Neutral Comments

  • "Free info like this is an apple from the tree of knwoeldge. Sinful?" Dec. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, that post lveaes me feeling foolish. Kudos to you!" Dec. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "hello my name is spelled THAMARA very annoying growing up, I was called tomorrow,yomato, tamale, tamarindo (tamarind) all sorts of stuff now I just go by TAMMY I just stopped comicating my life.... I can honestly say I really hated my name growing up!" Dec. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 65 years young and my name is Tamarra. When I was young I thought I was the only Ta Mar Ra. I did not like the name but now since I'm older I'm really happy to have this name." Jan. 4, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara and people keep calling me tomoto or tomorow!! which is quite anoying i was born in 2001" Sep. 30, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamara is my name! I love my pronunciation only: Tam-uh-ruh!" Jun. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I dislike it whenever someone pronounces my name "Ta-mare-ruh" ... I correct them saying it's all with long a's. :) So it ends up pronounced as "Tah-mah-rah." I'm Eurasian, and my Filippino side likes to joke around with the fact that "Tamaraw" means water buffalo! The irony with my name is that it means "palm tree" in Arabic, and I'm pretty short for my age.. My European friends like to joke around with that at mind. :) Otherwise I'm aware that it also means water lily and copper in a certain Indian dialect too. On my first day of the 7th grade, every teacher serenaded me with Annie's song "The Sun'll come out, tomorrow" except their version was "Tamara, Tamara, I love you, Tamara. You're only, three seats away!" The song now officially annoys me. Haha. I've gotten so many nicknames, but the ones that have deviated from my actual name includes Tamomo, Momo, Mara, Rara, TJ, Tam, Tomato and Tomorrrow. It's an endless list, and it keeps growing every day. :)" Jan. 7, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its not my name but its a name in going to give to my daugther when she comes because i so much love the name. Its a special name with a special meaning and i love it very much" Nov. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello my name is Tamara pronouced (TAM A RUH). I get called all types of things especially TOMMORROW. I love my name growing up family called me Tammy and I hated it. Now that I am grown they finally quit and call me Tamara or Chanel which is my middle name that I also love. Never fully understood the meaning of my name I keep seeing Palm tree!!! Hello to all the Tamara's out there!!" Nov. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "hEY EVERYONE! I'm from Macedonia, southern Europe. I Can't explain how much I hate when My name is pronounced (TAM-A-RUH) ... a teacher at he faculty calls me that way.... not much to do right? :/ we pronounce it like I have read above, like Camera but with T . i LOVE MY NAME!" Sep. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi ..I am a Tomara..(pronounced Tom-R-uh)..I have not met anyone with my spelling or pronounciation." Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "iam palistianian girl ;and this is my name when i say to people that my name is tamar they say oh what what is the meaning of it??" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'm from Guyana, my name's tamara. People call me all kinds of stuff like tomorrao, TAM-A-RA AND SO ON, LATELY LEARNED THE MEANING OF THE NAME AND I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE A TAMARA, BY THE WAY, I'VE ALWAYS LOVE THE NAME SINCE I HAVENT MET ANOTHER TAMARA, HI TO ALL THE TAMARAS" Apr. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi - I love my name! As a child I went by "Tammy" but decided in college that it was too babyish and went back to my "real" name "Tamara." I pronounce it Ta-MA-ra...if you can imagine, the middle MA rhymes more with bar or car, that stair or care! Its unique, pretty, means palm tree and water lily, and has many nick names, Tammy being the most obvious. One friend called me Mara, which I like. I also got the "I love you, Tomorrow" (annie song) as a child, from my mom! And got called "tomatoe" a few times.... But all in all, a FAB name - I wouldnt change it!" Mar. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am the only TOMARA in the world I think. I am named after my father whose name is Tom. It is still pronounced tom'air'ah. So hello to all my fellow Tamaras. :)" Feb. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well hiii There ! :-D my name is Tamara but its actually spelled TAMARRA ; & idk where to start off with the alL the different ways I've heard my name . I've been called Tahmira , Tamara - hell I've even had a couple Tamyra'sz :[ & don't get me started about when i was a child . You remember Annie right ? yeah littLe orphan annie ; can you iMAGiNE how many times iheard the sun will come out " tomorrow " sung to me ? :-P . I officially lost track yeeaarrrsz ago ! All in all , i love my name ; I'm especially happy when i found my second name of choice was TAMLiN :-X wheeew , I'm sure glad my folks didn't stick with that one ! loL ][ i think the reason i accept my name so well is cause it's one of the most uncommon . So i guess it's only right my middLe name is UNiQUE ^_^ hehe anyWH0; I've met a couple tamarra'sz in my tiny bit of a lifetime . But none were the same ) they either spelled it different OR it was a CompleteLy Different Name ; but that didn't bother me none . After all , how can something be truly unique if it's being shared with a bunch of name biting wanabeesz ? -.-" Jan. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have met quite a few other Tamaras. My family always shorten it to Tam. Grandmothers/great aunts to Tammie. My name is pronounced Tam-mar-rah although sometimes people incorrectly pronounce it Tama-rah. At school I would get tomorrow, tomato, Tim-Tam (an Australian chocolate biscuit) and tampon (gross, I know). I do not like the sound of my name - especially when teachers said it when I was in trouble." Sep. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara too =D I NEVER met anyone who has the same name as I do! In our country, my name's pretty special & I don't think many have it.. =)" Sep. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "**************ayyy wat up my name Tamara an i stay in Madison Illions an attend at Madison Middle School**************************" May. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hey my name is Tamara said like TAM-MAH-RAH lol idk i love my name i didnt no that there were so many more idk wat eles to say" May. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamarra pronounced TA-MAR-RA. I am 32 and growing up and to this day I am called tomorrow, tam-air-a, tamyra, the list goes on. For some reason my cousin and I always looked in the baby name book so I was aware that this name was Hebrew for Palm Tree.... well that is just what I needed I was the tallest skinniest girl in my class with the BIGGEST feet. How fitting my mother knew just what she was doing! Well, as I went through those turbulent teens my aunt brought to my attention that palm trees are not just for beauty but they are strong and they weather many storms. I am sure this a reflection of all ladies here." Mar. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The origin of the name is ARABIC as it is derived from Tamr (Date) and date is sacred food in Islam as well as palm-trees that are a symbol of pride of our Arabic culture." Feb. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also tamara...Does someone knoe how to write tamara on arabic language" Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Tamara also. I love my name also. At a former job, one of my fellow associates nicknamed my Tamaroogie!.. I thought that was kind of cool!" Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm 35 my name is Tamara. I live in Canada, Quebec. So my name is usually pronounce with a french sound which I just love. It comes from the Hebrew language which means Date fruit, of the Palm tree. A rich and sweet fruit with a seed of life inside. The origin of the word is pronounced Tamar. And my boyfriend is Israeli, it was perfect that my mother gave me a Hebrew name. (i'm not israeli) Growing up everyone called me Tami, I never liked it. I preferred to be called Tamara. Only in High School did it catch. And like the other Tamara said it took some time to grow into the name. I like Tami a little more now that my boyfriends name is Ami. In Hebrew there is a story about a little boy and girl called Ami ve Tami (ami and tami) People always comment on how beautiful my name is. Even perfect strangers. This is my name it suits me perfectly I love and am so glad to be a Tamara. A sweet date palm. (check me out, do i look like a Tamara. i'm with the laptop!)" Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name ie Tamara and I love it.It is a different name." Dec. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "well, amazingly my name is tamara too:D, i guess it is an okay name, i wouldnt choose it though, it has way too many nicknames that come with it like, Taa-maa-raa, tomato, tim tam, tam, tammy, tam-tam, tam-bo, tam-bo-bo-bo-bo and so on, also i get called, tinned, diced, sliced tomato and anything else that has tomato in it even tomato soup" Dec. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my moms name is Tamara and she hates it. i dont think its that bad" Oct. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara. I am from Serbia. Me too I hated my name when I was a child now I like it a lot. It's still rare. In Serbia we have popular pop songs about women Tamara who broke a heart of men. I don't have a nikname but my mum calls me Tania" Oct. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tamara is my daughter's name. She's 24, living in New York. I chose her name after I looked it up and found it meant "tree of life" in Hebrew. I love trees and I named my son Sylvan who's serving in Iraq. My favorite poem as a kid was Joyce Kilmer's (1886ŭ1918) Trees I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree." Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I also have the name Tamara however its pronouned (ta-moor-ah) with a rolled r since its the welsh pronunciation, and i can't pronounce my own name correctly since i can't roll my r's" Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Tamara, pronounced like 'camera'. To be honest I don't really like my name. I don't know I just don't really think it suits me. Im 15, and I go by Tami. . I'm used to it and its definately better than jessica or samantha. as for mispronunciations..honestly people pronounce it right only 1/5 of the time. Its especially annoying on the first day of school when my name draws more attention to me than I want it to. I don't regret having the name Tamara. I just don't think it suits me." Jul. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I m 31 and my name is also pronounced as Ta-Ma-Ra, but indeed many people pronounce it very wrong. Nicknames since I was little are : Tam, Tam-Tam, and later on Tammy/Tammi." Jun. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is tamara everyone says to me "seeya tomoro tamara tomato" i hate it but everyone just laughs" Jun. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi my names Tamara also and i'm 16 from Australia. i've never met anyone with my name, but apparently i have an aunty called Tamara also. i'm continually getting jokes like...see you tamara tomorra and stuff like that. people also misspronounce my name on purpose, i think they think i's funny or something haha. people generally get it right, they just have to ask a few times before they're confident enough to say it. my name is pronounce tah-mar-rah. just to add i LOVE my name and am grateful that it was chosen for me. not because i like it but also because so does everyone else!! i'm always getting complemented on how pretty my name is. =D" May. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i get heaps of pronounciation problems. i get tam-ra a lot theres an a between the m and the r. use it -.-" Apr. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've heard "Te-mera" (NE New England pronounciation, ""Temira" (Maine, To-mara " SE, "Tamada" (New York), "Tomato" (mean people. I am completely disgusted. Mostly, it is now "Tammy". Now people are shocked, and surprised to learn it is not my real name." Jan. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well my name is Timarra and I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere!" Jan. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and i'm still only 13 my friends gave me the nicknames of Tim Tam, Tam and Tammy. I love my name and I think it's not as common as most its unusal that's why I ove it!" Dec. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "well i like ma name its kool.....but people dont know how 2 pronounce it right...lol.." Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "the thing I like about my name is that it's "wolrdwide",if U know what I mean.I'm from eastern Europe,and I'm very proud on my name.We pronounce it Ta mah ra." Nov. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agree with the other comment!! My name is mispronounced EVERY DAY!! Very annoying. Too many different pronunciations of this name. I have even found that people will mispronounce my name after I have told them my name (they are not even reading it).... The correct way to pronounce my name (given by my parents) is Ta mah ra" Nov. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "WEL IM TAMARA 4RM SOUTH AFRICA AND IM BLACK. WELL BEING AFRICAN I GET A LOT OF WRONG PRONOUNCATIONS. WELL IM INLOVE WITH MY NAME AND MYSELF IN GENERAL. SO I GET A LOT OF "IM SELF OBSESSED" . I KNOW ITZ A BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE NAME. AND IM PROUD 2 BEAR IT. EVERY TAMARA IS A PRINCESS!" Oct. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey, this is my name too and I must say that I wouldn't change it! I think it's enough "normal" and "exotic" at the same time and I feel good with it! :-)" Jun. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara i like my name.i am from macedonia.i heve frends called Tamara to." Jun. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister name is Tamara its pronounce (Tam-ar-uh) Theres differnet ways to pronounce it. her nickname is Tam. When people first meet her they always pronounce it wrong like they'll call her Tamera I think its funny when people do." May. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister name is Tamara its pronounce (Tam-ar-uh) Theres differnet ways to pronounce it. her nickname is Tam. When people first meet her they always pronounce it wrong like they'll call her Tamera I think its funny when people do." May. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "tamara, as you say means palm-tree or date-tree... but it's biblical meaning it's not victory, but righteousness. right men, true people, are compared with "palm trees" in the bible because they grow up-right from earth to heaven no matter what goes on arround them. also the fruitfulness of the dates is said to be the reward for such righteous behaviour." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara.i come from croatia,i hope you know where it is...(Europe) by us name tamara is quite popular but not many girl are called tamara.that's what i like about my name." May. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamara.i come from croatia,i hope you know where it is...(Europe) by us name tamara is quite popular but not many girl are called tamara.that's what i like about my name." May. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Tam-uh-ruh is the way we pronounce it. It is a biblical name. It's origin is Hebrew and it's meaning is "Palm Tree". The palm tree is a symbol of victory. So I love the name! It means I am victorious in anything I set my hands too because God is with me." Apr. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey I'm called Tamara pronounced TAH-MAR-AH but I am sometimes called TAM-A-RAH, I love my name, its unusual and I dont know any other Tamara's!" Apr. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. We pronounce it Tam-ah-rah, but most people want to pronounce it Ta-Mare-Ah. Almost everyone who knows me shortens it to Tam-ra. I like my name, except when people try to call me Tammy. I don't like that at all." Apr. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We pronounce my daughter's name Tuh-MA-Ra. (MA as in Mary) I think her name is beautiful. Uncommon, but very pretty." Apr. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name IS Tamara. It is pronounced TAM-eh-rah - emphasis on the first syllable, as in "camera". I dread hearing my name read aloud by a stranger. Ninety-nine percent of the time I hear "TAH-mare-ah or TAH-mar-ah thus dividing the syllable after the first vowel. I hate that! I understand that there are women named "Tamara" that have their name pronounced differently (as described), BUT this is not MY name. My name is usually mispronounced and this is annoying," Mar. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name. I am a twin to a fraternal boy named Thomas. Nurse suggested these names for twins. We go by Tammy and Tom. Tamara is a hard name to "hear" and pronounce correctly. I've been mistakenly heard/called "Pamela", or "Pammy". Men seem to love the name Tamara over the nickname Tammy. Tamar is a woman in the bible who did not have an easy life, so I think I'd rather have been named "Ruth" or someone whose life ended with a pretty good guy! :)" Mar. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Tamara and she pronounces it like Ta-mare-a" Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yes, it's pronounced many different ways.. Mine is pronounced, Tam..aura." Feb. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and people often pronounce it wrong sometimes it irritates me but often times I let it slide after correcting them, but I love my name cause it sounds beautiful to me and realtes to me I couldnt picture having another name." Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE this name I think it's beautiful! Samara is beautiful too! I wish my name was tamara or samara!" Jan. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often pronounce it correctly. The right way to say the name is in the arabic way when you roll on the r. I Live in Denmark and there aren't many people with the same name here." Nov. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is tamera, i spell it with an "e" instead of an "a" wich most people find weird, but i say my name TA-MAIR-A, i like my name cuz people always find a nick-name for me, like TAM-TAMS, TAMOUSHKIES, TAMMY-WAMMY, T.DOT. I love my name and when people talk about tamera, they always know its me cuz there is no other one, i live in montreal, and i've only met one other, and she calls herself tammy...well i say ewwww to that.....HAHAHAHA!" Nov. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name i think its pretty. i pronounce it ta-mare-ah...my nickname is tam..=)" Oct. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and I hate it when people call me Ta-ma-ra or Ta-mah-ra, when my pearents say they named me Tam- a- ra. Growing up I hated my name because so many people said it different ways. I believe that my name is beautiful!" Aug. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love, the name Tamara. I pronounce it TAM-a-ra. My name gets mispronouced alot, but sometimes its pronouced correctly, depending on the person. Overall, I feel that my name is beautiful and special. Not everyone has this name and it makes me very greatful to have this name." Jul. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also Tamara!but people&friends call me Toma/Tomik/Tomul/Tomulik,daddy-Toto!i love it when i'm called Tamara.but i love Toma and others more!and i hate when I'm called Tamar..." Jul. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara too but I say it the way it looks, Ta-mah-ra, its not that hard to understand. I like it but when people say it they sound as if they struggle." Jun. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, and I think the name is pretty, but it doesn't fit me. I actually hate it when people call me Tamara. People call me Tammy, and I'm fine with it because that's what I've always been called. It's more my name than Tamara is, actually. haha! Oh, and my name is pronounced Tam-uh-ruh as well; not Tuh-mare-uh or Tuh-marr-uh." Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara (Tam-Uh-Ruh), and though it's annoying to be calling Ta-Mare-A or Ta-Mar-A, I like the name. I also hate being called Tammy, but most people haven't attempted to use that name around me. I'm the only girl that I know personally with this name." Apr. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "people always have trouble pronouncing it (Ta-mare-uh, Ta-mahr-uh, Tam-ra (best)). All of these are better than boring ol' Tammy though. I hate my name, always have. At times I shorten it and go by Mara (Mahr-uh)." Feb. 10, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it but others who have the same name give it a bad reputation. By this, I mean any people I have met that have my name - are unattractive." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hate it. People never get it right and I'm tired of explaining the proper way of saying it. I'm spanish so the r is supposed to be rolled of the tongue, Tam-a-rrrruh. Either way the name leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I also hate Tammy, the name reminds me of stripper or trailer park trash." Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Barbados where I'm from people believe they should correct me on the pronunciation of my own name; Tam-mah-rah or Tam-rah, either is what my mother christened me. I dislike being called Ta-ma-ra or worse Tammy." Dec. 19, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Tamara and I pronounce it TAM-a-ra. I love my name I just hate it when people call me Tamera, like Tia and Tamera or Tomara, like the next day." Nov. 23, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara and people pronounce it all sorts of ways. I pronounce my name Tam-mah-rah. I don't mind it when people pronounce my name differently, I just don't like it when people call me Tammy." Sep. 3, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Tamara, and the only problem I have with it is that some people think it's alright to call me Tammy, which I hate." Jul. 26, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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