Tara

Tara - A very unique female name



  May 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Tara, meaning rocky hill, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1941 on position #1826. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Tara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Tara? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Tara. The baby girl name Tara was given to 274 baby girls in 2012, ranking #823 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,158 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Tara peaked in popularity 40 years ago in 1977 on position 35.



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Tara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Tara is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #496 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,161.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Tara is where you live.


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Tara origin and meaning

Tara is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means rocky hill. To see famous people named Tara, pop culture references for the name Tara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Tara

We've found the following names that sound similar to Tara, sorted by popularity.

Terri / Terry / Teri / Tori / Tiara / Terrie / Tierra / Terra / Tyra / Tera /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012823
2011860
2010796
2009685
2008636
2007536
2006464
2005340
2004327
2003336
2002294
2001271
2000239
1999232
1998189
1997173
1996167
1995158
1994145
1993132
1992118
1991103
199084
198970
198866
198769
198656
198551
198449
198351
198247
198145
198043
197938
197840
197735
197642
197541
197439
197337
197238
197149
197069
1969107
1968147
1967229
1966234
1965251
1964250
1963261
1962272
1961298
1960368
1959383
1958444
1957430
1956426
1955432
1954552
1953802
1952754
1951943
1950909
1949928
1948989
19471466
19461271
19451859
19441856
19411826

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts496
Connecticut511
Michigan631
Kansas633
New York644
Ohio729
Georgia749
California757
Washington758
Utah766
Colorado767
Indiana771
Oklahoma775
Florida794
Missouri801
Virginia801
Pennsylvania893
Arizona956
Illinois968
New Jersey979
Maryland1017
Texas1078
North Carolina1161

Even more about Tara


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Tara a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Tara?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1977
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Tara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,158
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1941
2012 births +274

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