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Origin & Meaning

The name Tara is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Tara is "high hill".  

It is also of Hindi origin, where its meaning is "star".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 912  in baby name popularity for girls with 294 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Tara Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Tara has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Tara to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Tara include Tarah.

The names Taraea, Tarah, Tarai, Taralee, Tarali, Taralyn, Taralynn, Tarina, Taryn are all forms of Tara.

Other Tidbits

Tara falls into the name categories celestial, landform.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Tara in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Tara.

Just for fun, see the name Tara in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Tara in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.