Pronunciation: ta-hra-h
Origin: India

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Southern Asia

Tara is a gender-neutral name with origins in both Sanskrit and Gaelic, meaning "hill" and "star". Although it is given to both boys and girls, it is more commonly associated with girls and is a popular name in Irish families. The name is derived from the archaeological site in Meath, Ireland, known as "The Hill of Tara," which was the royal seat for the High King of Ireland. In Sanskrit traditions, Tara's "star" etymology symbolizes the light of the soul, and in Hindu mythology, Tara is associated with protection and compassion as one of the wives of Shiva, the god of destruction. The name Tara has a rich history and significance in various cultures. In Irish mythology, Tara is connected to the Hill of Tara, which is considered the seat of the High King of Ireland and a place of great importance in Irish history. In Sanskrit, Tara means "star" and is associated with the light of the soul, symbolizing spiritual growth and enlightenment. Additionally, Tara is a goddess in both Buddhism and Hinduism, representing protection, compassion, and the power of the feminine.

Tara Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Tara is currently #342 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Tara is currently #182 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Tara is currently #339 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Tara is currently #182 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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