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Tara name meaning

Last Name
547
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tara

User Submitted Origins

Irish
69%
Indian (Sanskrit)
12%
French
4%
Hindi
4%
Gaelic
3%
American
3%
Celtic
3%
English
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Arab Emirates, the name Tara is of Irish origin and means "Constellation ; ocean goddess and star".
  2. A user from Australia says the name Tara is of Irish origin and means "'star' as well as constellation".
  3. 10 submissions from all over the world agree the name Tara means "Star" and is of Hindi / Irish origin.
  4. A submission from Japan says the name Tara means "Stars in the sky" and is of Irish origin.
  5. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Tara means "In Sanskrit, the word tara means 'Star'" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  6. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Tara is of Gaelic origin and means "Irish Queen, Star".
  7. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Tara is of Gaelic origin and means "The hill of Tara in Northern Ireland is a 5,000 year old wooden monument that appears to have been used for inauguration ceremonies and pagan burials of Ireland's high kings".
  8. According to a user from South Africa, the name Tara is of Irish origin and means "Strong rock".
  9. According to a user from Ireland, the name Tara is of Irish origin and means "Angel of the hills".
  10. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Tara is of Irish origin and means "Rock".
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  1. A village in eastern Ireland (northwest of Dublin); seat of Irish kings until 6th century
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Irish Teamhair (“high place”).

  1. An Irish place name, associated with the Hill of Tara, seat of ancient Irish kings.
  2. A female given name transferred from the place name, of 20th century and later usage. Derived from the name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind, named for the place in Ireland.
  3. A male given name.
18th century Eastern Tibetan thangka, with the Green Tara (Samaya Tara Yogini) in the center and the Blue, Red, White and Yellow taras in the corners, Rubin Museum of Art
  1. (Buddhism) A female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.
  2. A female given name from Sanskrit.

From Sanskrit तारा (tārā, “star”).

  1. (Buddhism) A female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.
  2. A female given name from Sanskrit.

    Tara was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic

    Notable Persons Named Tara

    Notable Persons Named Tara

    Tara Strong

    Tara Strong is an actress. She has been prominent since 1986. Tara was given the name Tara Lyn Charendoff on February 12th, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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    Tara Reid

    Tara Reid is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Tara was born on November 8th, 1975 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.

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    Carmen Electra

    Carmen Electra is an actress, model, dancer, television personality, singer, entertainer, singing, and entertainment. She was most active from 1990 to present. Carmen was given the name Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20th, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, U.S. Carmen is also known as Tara Patrick, Patrick, and Tara Leigh.

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    Tara Calico

    Tara was given the name Tara Leigh Calico on February 28th, 1969.

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    Tara Chambler

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    Finty Williams

    Finty Williams is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to present. Finty was given the name Tara Cressida Frances Williams by her parents Michael Williams (actor) and Judi Dench on September 24th, 1972 in London.

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    • Tara Alisha Berry
      Actress
    • Tara Shanice Moore
    • Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
      Socialite
    • Tara Lipinski
      Figure Skater
    • Tara Conner
      Beauty Queen
    • Tara Lynne Barr
      Actress
    • Tara Platt
      Voice Actress
    • Tara VanDerveer
      College Coach
    • Tara Sharma Saluja
      Actor
    • Tara Lynn Foxx
    • Tara Morice
      Actress
    • Tara Spencer-Nairn
    • Tara Sutaria
    • Tara Buck
      Actress

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tara

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tara

    Jennifer Blanc

    Jennifer Blanc is an actress and actor. Her career lasted from 1984 to 1984. Jennifer was given the name Jennifer Tara on April 21st, 1974 in New York City.

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    Tara

    Tara is an actress and politician. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Tara was given the name Anuradha in 1973 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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    The Lord Brabazon of Tara

    The Lord Brabazon of Tara is a military person. His military service ended in 1919.

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    Ismail Tara

    Ismail Tara is an actor and comedian. Ismail was born Ismail Tara on November 16th, 1949.

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    Sarik Tara

    Sarik was born in 1930.

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    John Preston Tara

    John was born on November 4th, 1764. He died on July 18th, 1821.

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    Common last names for Tara

    • Smith
    • Jones
    • Singh
    • Miller
    • Anderson
    • Taylor

    Common first names for Tara

    • John

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tara U.S.
      White 58.50% 64.26%
      African American 4.39% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.38% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 14.44% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tara

    People with the last name Tara are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Tara

  1. What name lists does Tara rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Tara? Tara is the 421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Tara was the 40,082nd most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Tara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 174,902 babies born with the first name Tara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tara to occupy the country of Sao Tome and Principe with an estimated population of 172,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  5. When was Tara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tara is Wednesday, March 10th, 1886.
  6. What year had the most people named Tara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tara was in 1972 with a total of 7,231 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tara!
  7. Random Tara Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tara ranks 60th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 53 babies in Arizona have the same name in 1976.
  8. Weird things about the name Tara: The name spelled backwards is Arat. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Arat. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Tara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 547 people with the last name Tara.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tara as their last name since less than 1 person in 526k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  11. Tara name meaning

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