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Tram name meaning

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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Tram

User Submitted Origins

Vietnamese
86%
English
14%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Australia says the name Tram means "A girl that is a lovely and considerate person in general".
  2. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Tram is of Vietnamese origin and means "Luxury, kind, special, thoughtful, considerate".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tram
Senses
  1. A four-wheeled truck running on rails, and used in a mine, as for carrying coal or ore.
  2. The shaft of a cart.(Prov. Eng)
  3. One of the rails of a tramway.
  4. A car on a horse railroad.(Eng)

Etymology: Prov. E. tram a coal wagon, the shaft of a cart or carriage, a beam or bar; probably of Scand, origin; cf. OSw. tråm trum, a beam, OD. drom, Prov. & OHG. tram

noun Tram
A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.

Etymology: Sp. trama weft, or F. trame

noun Tram
Same as Trammel (n.), 6.
verb Tram
To convey or transport on a tramway or on a tram car.
verb Tram
To operate, or conduct the business of, a tramway; to travel by tramway.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
  2. A four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine ("a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine")
  3. A conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
  4. Travel by tram
Wiktionary
An old-fashioned tram alongside a more modern tram (sense 1) in Stockholm, Sweden
  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar in North America).
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  7. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A car on a horse railroad or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).
A tram (sense 4) on the Roosevelt Island Tramway in New York City, New York, USA
  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar in North America).
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  7. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A car on a horse railroad or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).
A horse tram (sense 8) in Douglas, Isle of Man
  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar in North America).
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  7. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A car on a horse railroad or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).

Possibly from Low German traam (“tram; balk or beam, as of a sledge or wheelbarrow; handle of a barrow or sledge; rung or step of a ladder; bar of a chair”); Saterland Frisian trame, trâm (“beam of wood; beam of a wheelbarrow; rung or step of a ladder; bar of a chair”); said to be ultimately from a lost West Germanic (Ingvaeonic) word. Compare Middle Dutch trame (“balk, beam; rung of a ladder”); Middle Low German trame, treme; West Flemish traam, trame.

  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar in North America).
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  7. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A car on a horse railroad or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).

The popular derivation from the surname of the English pioneer tramway builder Benjamin Outram (1764–1805) is false: the term pre-dated him.

  1. (Australia, Britain, rail transport) A passenger vehicle for public use that runs on tracks in the road (called a streetcar in North America).
  2. A similar vehicle for carrying materials.
  3. (US, rail transport) A people mover.
  4. (US) An aerial cable car.
  5. (US) A train with wheels that runs on a road; a trackless train.
  6. (obsolete) The shaft of a cart.
  7. (obsolete) One of the rails of a tramway.
  8. (Britain, obsolete) A car on a horse railroad or tramway (horse trams preceded electric trams).

From Spanish trama, or French trame (“weft”).

  1. (weaving) A silk thread formed of two or more threads twisted together, used especially for the weft, or cross threads, of the best quality of velvets and silk goods.

    tram was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Dutch, French, Italian, and Norman

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tram

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tram U.S.
      White 3.36% 64.26%
      African American 0.59% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 93.61% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tram

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Tram

  1. How Popular is the name Tram? Tram is the 17,744th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tram was the 21,842nd most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Tram have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 455 babies born with the first name Tram in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tram to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Tram? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  4. When was Tram first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tram is Wednesday, April 4th, 1894.
  5. What year had the most people named Tram born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tram was in 1981 with a total of 30 babies.
  6. Random Tram Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tram is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name in 1995.
  7. Weird things about the name Tram: The name spelled backwards is Mart. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rtma. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Tram? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,190 people with the last name Tram.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tram? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tram as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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