Tara

Given Name Tara

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: TAHR-ə, TER-ə, TAR-ə

Meaning & History
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means “elevated place” in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O’Hara plantation.


Given Name Tara

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: TAHR-ə, TER-ə, TAR-ə

Meaning & History
Anglicized form of the Irish place name Teamhair, which possibly means “elevated place” in Gaelic. This was the name of the sacred hill near Dublin where the Irish high kings resided. It was popularized as a given name by the novel ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939), in which it is the name of the O’Hara plantation.

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