Quick Facts on Tamia
- African-American, American, French
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Tamia
Tamia is a name made famous by Canadian-born R&B singer Tamia Hill (who is married to basketball star Grant Hill). It’s basically an invented name probably coined from Tamara or Tamika. Although we have to come clean and let you know that “tamia” is the French word for “chipmunk” making this a great choice for a chubby-cheeked little baby girl. Really though, the popularity of Tamia spread throughout America thanks to the Grammy-nominated singer. It’s not a very common name in any English-speaking country but it has garnered notice in recent years.
Popularity of the Name Tamia
Tamia the singer (along with her name) came into the American public eye in 1996 with her collaborative hit single “Missing You” (with Gladys Knight, Brandy, and Chaka Khan). Obviously future American parents stood up and took notice because the name Tamia debuted on the charts at an impressive position #497 that same year. The name rose in popularity for the first few years but has since been on the decline. Her pop-culture status seems to be diminishing. It’s a nice sounding name but lacks any real etymology. Tamara, for example, comes from the Biblical name Tamar (from the Hebrew meaning “palm tree”) and Tamika is the female version of Tamiko, a Japanese transliteration meaning 多 (ta) "many", 美 (mi) "beautiful" and 子 (ko) "child". Tamia, on the other hand, is just a made-up name (yawn). Most people are unaware of the “chipmunk” French equivalent. At least that part is cute!
Popularity of the Girl Name Tamia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tamia
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tamia
Tamia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Tamia.
Popular Songs on Tamia
Tamia - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Tamia.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Tamia
Tamia - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Tamia.
Famous People Named Tamia
Famous People Named Tamia - Tamia (R&B singer)
Children of Famous People Named Tamia
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Tamia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Tamia.
Tamia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Tamia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tamia.
Personality of the Girl Name Tamia
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Tamia