Tamika is a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:
- ta 多 “many, much” + mi “reality; truth” + ka 果 “fruit” (多実果);
- ta 多 “many, much” + mi 美 “beauty; beautiful” + ka 佳 “beautiful, good; excellent” (多美佳);
- tami 民 “people; nation” + ka 夏 “summer” (民夏);
- tami 民 “people; nation” + ka 果 “fruit” (民果);
- tami 民 “people; nation” + ka 歌 “song, sing” (民歌)
There are likely other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana its たみか. Tamiko is a variant of the name though with the -ko 子 kanji meaning “child”.
I’ve seen some sites list Tamika as a modern American name, perhaps an elaborated form of Tamara or Tamar meaning “date palm; date fruit” which derives from a Proto-Semitic origin.
I’ve seen one example of Tamika being used as a male name, Tamika Mkandawire, an English footballer (or soccer), born in Malawi, a country in Africa. I haven’t been able to find much information behind his name, so I don’t know whether Tamika is a male name in his country.
Origin: Japanese, Proto-Semitic
- Tameka (English spelling of the name)