Meaning: Its source is a Gaelic expression meaning "Hill."
Languages: This girl's name is used in English, Hindi and Irish Gaelic.
Variant Forms: Tahra, Taira, Tairra, Taraea, Tarai, Tarasa, Tarasha, Taraya, Tarha, Tari, Taria, Tarika, Tarila, Tarilyn, Taris, Tarisa, Tarise, Tarisha, Tarissa, Tarita, Tarreara, Taryn, Tayra, Tera and Terra
Popularity: The name Tara ranked 286th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 203rd in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists before 1993, but is becoming less commonly used. In some cases, it has fallen off the lists altogether.
Narrative: Its Hindi form is derived from a Sanskrit expression meaning ''Star.'' Its European usage derives from a Gaelic place name meaning ''hill.''
The high kings of Ireland resided in a place called Tara in Meath, and it is safe to suppose that Margaret Mitchell had this in mind when she named the fictional home of Scarlett O'Hara in her 1936 novel Gone With the Wind. That book influenced the use of several names, including Ashley and Scarlett and Rhett.
- Tara Dawn Holiand
- 1997 Miss America titleholder, representing Kansas (see list of Miss America Winners)
- Tara Lipinski (born 1982)
American figure skater. At 14, she became the youngest to ever win a U.S. or world championship.
Stage and Screen
- Tara King
- Portrayed by Linda Thorson (see list of Characters on ''The Avengers'')
- Terra Cotta
- Tara Tarada (defective in Spanish)
- Tara Tarantula
- The Terrible Tara
- Tiny Tara
- Tora Tora Tora
- Tara the Follower
- Tare Bear
- Tara Toad
- Tah Rah Rah Boom Tee Eh
- Tara Paper