Tara comes from an anglicized form of Irish Teamhair meaning “high place” or “high hill” from temair. The name comes from a place in Ireland called the Hill of Tara which according to tradition was the seat of the high kings of Ireland. Although more commonly used as a female name, it’s also had use as a male name as well. Tara also comes from Sanskrit tara meaning “star” which derives from PIE *h₂stḗr (star). Tara is the name of a goddess in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Origin: Irish, Proto-Indo-European



  • Tarra (English)
  • Tarah (English)
  • Tera (English)
  • Terra (English)
  • Terrah (English)
  • Tarina (English)


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