Tara: baby girl name meaning and popularity


Derived from the Anglicized version of the Gaelic word "teamhair" - pronounced like "tawr" in English - which meant "hill." Which is exactly what you'll feel like you've been climbing after a long day of parenting your little Tara. Some days, anyway.


Tara is pretty difficult to nickname.

Famous people named Tara:

Actresses Tara Reid, Tara Buck, Tara Barr, Tara Strong, and Tara Fitzgerald; skater Tara Lipinski; beauty queens Tara Holland and Tara Conner; makeup artist Tara Savelo.

Fun fact:

Tara is also a Sanskrit word meaning "star."

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