Date palm/date tree, Female, Food, Japanese, Proto-Semitic, T names, Virtues/Attributes

Tamara

Tamara is the Slavic form of Tamar meaning “date palm; date fruit” which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin. Tamar is also the name of a river in England which forms a border between Devon and Cornwall though in this case the name seems to be derived from a Proto-Celtic source meaning “dark water”. Tamar is also the name of a sky goddess in Georgian mythology though whether the name is derived from the Biblical name or has its own etymological roots I couldn’t find out; Tamar is also the name of a the first queen of Georgia.

Tamara could also be used as a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • tama 貴 “precious; value; esteem; honor” + ra 麻 “hemp; flax; linen” (貴麻);
  • tama 珠 “pearl; gem; jewel” + ra 羅 “gauze; thin silk” (珠羅);
  • tama 貴 “precious; value; esteem; honor” + ma  “hemp; flax; linen” + ra 良 “good, pleasing, skilled”;
  • ta  “many, much” + ma 麻 “hemp; flax; linen” + ra 良 “good, pleasing, skilled” (多麻良);

Written in hiragana it’s たまら. There are other meanings depending on the kanji used.

Nicknames: Tammy/Tammie, Tam, Mara

Origin: Proto-Semitic, Japanese

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Variants:

  • Tamera (English)
  • Tammara (English)
  • Tamra (English)
  • Tamar (Hebrew, Arabic, English, Georgian)
  • Tamari (Georgian)
  • Thamar (Biblical Green, Biblical Latin)
  • Tamāra (Latvian)
  • Tamora (English)

 

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