Tama name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tama

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from Indonesia and the United States, the name Tama is of Japanese origin and means "Ball".
  2. A submission from Australia says the name Tama means "eldest son" and is of Maori origin.
  3. A submission from New Zealand says the name Tama means "Son" and is of Maori origin.
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Notable Persons Named Tama

Notable Persons Named Tama

Tama Tonga

Tama was born on October 15th, 1982 in Nukuʻalofa.


Tama was a station master. Tama was born on April 29th, 1999 in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan. They left this life on June 22nd, 2015.

Tama Sumo

Tama Canning

Tama Canning is a cricketer.

Tama Starr

Tama Fasavalu

Tama Fasavalu is an athlete for the Central United F.C. and Samoa national football team. Tama was born in 1976 in samoa, Samoa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tama

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tama


Tama was a station master. Tama was born on April 29th, 1999 in Kinokawa, Wakayama, Japan. They left this life on June 22nd, 2015.

Kiyohara Tama

Kiyohara Tama is an artist in the field of painting. Kiyohara was born in Tokyo.

Rumi Tama

Rumi Tama is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 1965. Rumi was given the name Rumi Otani on January 15th, 1949 in Setagaya.

Ratan Tama

Ratan was born on September 23rd, 1946.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tama U.S.
  White 62.45% 64.26%
  African American 11.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.06% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tama

People with the last name Tama are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tama

  • How Popular is the name Tama? Tama is the 8,598th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tama was the 80,131st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tama have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,446 babies born with the first name Tama in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tama to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tama? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tama first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tama is Tuesday, November 2nd, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tama born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tama was in 1959 with a total of 97 babies.
  • Random Tama Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tama is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Michigan have the same name in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Tama: The name spelled backwards is Amat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Amta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tama? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 237 people with the last name Tama.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tama? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tama as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tama name meaning

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