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Tam name meaning

Last Name
13k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tam mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tam

User Submitted Origins

Vietnamese
68%
Chinese
30%
African
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 4 people from all over the world agree the name Tam is of Vietnamese origin and means "Heart".
  2. According to a user from Vietnam, the name Tam means "Heart, as 'Tam'".
  3. According to a user from Australia, the name Tam is of Vietnamese origin and means "Soul or peace of mind or Conscience".
  4. According to a user from Michigan, U.S., the name Tam means "Innocent".
  5. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tam means "Knowledge/Intelligence".
  6. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Tam means "Twin".
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  1. A woolen cap of Scottish origin

Notable Persons Named Tam

Notable Persons Named Tam

Sir Tam Dalyell

Sir Tam Dalyell is a for Linlithgow, Member of Parliament, for West Lothian, Father of the House, forLinlithgow, forWest Lothian, and Rector of the University of Edinburgh. He was most active from 2003 to 2006. His military service ended in 1952. Tam was born on August 9th, 1932 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Tam Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy

Tam Elizabeth O'Shaughnessy is a writer and science educator. Tam was born on January 27th, 1952 in San Andreas, California, U.S.

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Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam is a fashion designer and fashion design. Vivienne was given the name Tam Yin Yok / 谭燕玉 on November 28th, 1957 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

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Tam Hollingshead

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Tam White

Tam White was a musician and actor. He was most active from 1960 to 1960. Tam was given the name Thomas Bennett Sim White on July 12th, 1942 in Edinburgh. He died on June 21st, 2010.

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Tam Dean Burn

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tam

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tam

Alan Tam

Alan Tam is a hong kong english pop and cantopop musician. He holds the title Love Trap ". He was most active from 1969 to present. Alan is also known as Uncle Lun(倫伯), Lucky Lun, Principal (校長), and Principal Tam (譚校長).

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River Tam

River Tam is a crew member of serenity and serenity (firefly vessel).

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Patrick Tam

Patrick Tam is an actor.

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Roman Tam

Roman Tam is a cantopop and hong kong english pop musician. His career lasted from 1960 to 2002. Roman is also known as Law Kee (羅記) and Godfather ofCantopop.

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Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam is a fashion designer and fashion design. Vivienne was given the name Tam Yin Yok / 谭燕玉 on November 28th, 1957 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

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Jason Tam

Jason Tam is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2006 to present. Jason was born on June 28th, 1982.

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  • Simon Tam
    Musician
  • My Tam
    Singer
  • Jeff Tam
    Baseball Player
  • Kenneth Tam
    Author
  • Mikael Tam
    Athlete
  • Shek-wing Tam
  • Albert Tam
    Author
  • Francis Tam
    Secretary of Economy

Common last names for Tam

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Le
  • Pham
  • Vo
  • Huynh
  • Vu
  • Duong
  • Dang
  • Dinh
  • Truong

Common first names for Tam

  • Wai
  • Kam
  • Helen
  • Shui
  • Robert
  • Lai
  • Yu
  • Kai

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tam U.S.
  White 5.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.55% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 90.16% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.05% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tam

People with the last name Tam are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tam

  • What name lists does Tam rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tam? Tam is the 7,382nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tam was the 2,703rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tam have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,834 babies born with the first name Tam in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tam to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tam? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tam is Sunday, January 15th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Tam born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tam was in 1982 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Tam Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tam is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Tam: The name spelled backwards is Mat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Mta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,327 people with the last name Tam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tam? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tam as their last name.
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