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National Tamara Day – April 10, 2023

We are celebrating National Tamara Day on April 10. This is a day dedicated to the name Tamara and also to the people who have that name. Tamara is not that much of a common name these days. The origin of the name can be traced to a term in Hebrew and Arabic, meaning the fruit ‘date’ or the plant ‘date palm.’ There are more than a thousand people in the U.S. that bear the name Tamara, which are predominantly female. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the existence of all the Tamaras in the world.

History of National Tamara Day

The name Tamara is getting rarer with each passing year. It has been one of the most common names in the world for centuries. The name reached its peak in the last century. The name itself is very old and has roots in Hebrew and Arabic. Tamara was a popular name in the U.S. between the 1950s and 1990s. But the popularity of the name has declined ever since. There are many famous Tamaras throughout history.

As we mentioned before, the name Tamara originated in Hebrew. ‘Tamar,’ ‘Temara,’ ‘Tamra,’ ‘Tamera,’ and ‘Tamora’ are a few examples of the name variations for Tamara. The word in Hebrew translates to the fruit of a date plant or palm tree. For centuries, it was a fairly common name in countries like Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

The history of the usage of Tamara as a name dates back to the era of the Old Testament. The name was given to several women in the Old Testament. Shakespeare’s play, Titus Andronicus, also has one notable literary occurrence for the name “Tamora”. In this play, Shakespeare depicts Tamora as an ambitious and hateful woman. Her sons raped and disfigured the daughter of Titus Andronicus. But Tamora refused to help the girl with her children. An enraged Titus killed her sons and baked a pie with their dead bodies. He then served this pie to Tamara. As ultimate revenge, Titus informs her that she has just eaten her son immediately before killing her.

National Tamara Day timeline

1920
The Royal Academy of Dance

Tamara Platonovna Karsavina, a Russian prima ballerina, helps with the formation of the Royal Academy of Dance, the largest dance-teaching organization in the world.

1971
The Birth of an Entertainer

American singer, rapper, actress, and author Tamara Antrice Johnson is born.

2009
The Emmy Award Win

Tamara Braun wins the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Days of Our Lives.”

2016
The Horse Ride Across the U.S.

Tamara Feldman, an American actress, rides a horse across the U.S. to aid a charity race to eradicate multiple sclerosis.

National Tamara Day FAQs

What does Tamara mean spiritually?

The name Tamara means palm tree. Spiritually, it represents beauty and fruitfulness.

Is Tamara a rare name?

The name Tamara was common until 1996. But since then, the number of people with the name Tamra dropped and now it is a fairly uncommon name.

What does a palm tree symbolize?

A palm tree represents victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life.

National Tamara Day Activities

  1. Give your best wishes to a Tamara

    Do you know anyone named Tamara? Wish them a happy National Tamara Day.

  2. Send them a special message

    A message can mean a lot. Send a nice and appreciative message to a Tamara that you know.

  3. Arrange a party for all the Tamaras

    Throw a party for all the Tamaras. Invite your friends and ask them to bring a Tamara that they know.

Why We Love

  1. It has a common nickname

    Tammy is a common nickname for Tamara.

  2. It has an Italian meaning

    The Italian word ‘tamarro’ refers to people who buy and flaunt expensive merchandise.

  3. Its link to an ancient goddess

    In ancient Britain, Tamara was the goddess of rivers and streams.

  4. It has dropped in the name list

    The name Tamara dropped from the Top 1,000 SSA Baby Names list in 2010.

  5. A marked drop in popularity

    Only 250 girls in the U.S. were named Tamara in 2010.

Why We Love National Tamara Day

  1. We get to honor all Tamaras

    This is a day for all the Tamaras in the world. We love to make people feel special and today is all about Tamaras.

  2. A hunt for all the Tamaras

    The name is rare these days but we are sure you can still find some Tamaras here and there. Try to find all the Tamaras in your mutual friend list.

  3. Historical origin of the name

    A day for Tamara means a day to understand the origin of the name. We love to make people curious and help them learn new things every day.

National Tamara Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 10Monday
2024April 10Wednesday
2025April 10Thursday
2026April 10Friday
2027April 10Saturday

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