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Quick Facts on Tamzin

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Celtic
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
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Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Tamzin

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Tamzin

 Tamzin is an alternate spelling of Tamsin (Tamsyn, Tamsen, Tamzen) which developed among the Brythonic Celts in Cornwall (England) as a contracted form of Thomasina. Thomasina, in turn, is the medieval female form of the popular masculine name Thomas.  The name Thomas comes from the New Testament, borne by one of Jesus’ 12 apostles and one to whom Christ appeared after his resurrection.  According to John 20:24: “Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came…But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.’”  Eight days later Jesus appeared directly to Thomas himself; and this time, Thomas believed. However, he was henceforth referred to as “Doubting Thomas” since he had to be convinced of Jesus’ resurrection. Who can blame the guy? It was this “doubting” quality that humanized the Biblical character and popularized the name in Christendom.  Thomas comes from the Greek “Didymus” (from the Aramaic Ta’oma) which means “twin” (although there is no evidence that St. Thomas the Apostle was a twin himself). Originally, the name Thomas was mainly used by priests until Western Europeans were exposed to it during the Crusades. By the 12th century, Thomas was quite popular throughout England; in part, popularized by the English martyr Thomas Becket, an archbishop of Canterbury who was killed by a couple of King Henry II’s knights on the church altar while giving a sermon.  Thomasina eventually came into circulation as a female name, and the Cornish people contracted that to Tamsin (which would eventually spawn alternate spellings like Tamzin). 

Popularity of the Name Tamzin

 While Tamsin has shown some success in the Celtic regions of England (Wales, Cornwall), this is a name quite unfamiliar to Americans.  In fact, no spelling of Tamsin (Tamzin, Tamsen, etc.) has ever achieved any kind of serious usage in the United States to mark a position on the Top 1000 list. Case in point: only five baby girls were given the name Tamzin in 2013! Very rare, indeed. We like the uniqueness of this name, and its interesting history. We also think it’s a great choice for baby girls born under the sign of Gemini (symbol: the twins). 
Popularity of the Girl Name Tamzin
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tamzin

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Tamzin

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tamzin

    Tamzin We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Tamzin.

  • Popular Songs on Tamzin

    Popular Songs on Tamzin

    Tamzin - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Tamzin.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Tamzin

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Tamzin

    Tamsin (Peter S. Beagle) - Two lonely souls on opposite sides of life and death… Arriving in the magnificent countryside of Dorset, England, to live with her mother and new stepfather, the young and very American Jenny Gluckstein has little interest in her historic surroundings, including that of the 700 acre Stourhead Farm her stepfather is restoring. Then she meets Tamsin, a kindred spirit that has haunted the lonely estate for 300 years, trapped by a hidden trauma she can't remember, and by a powerful evil even the spirits of night cannot name. To help her, Jenny must delve deeper into the dark world than any human has in centuries, and face a danger that will change her life forever. Recommended for ages young adult.

  • Famous People Named Tamzin

    Famous People Named Tamzin

    Famous People Named Tamzin/Tamsin - Tamzin Outhwaite (English actress); Tamzin Merchant (English actress); Tamsin Greig (English actress); Tamsin Egerton (English actress); Tamsin Hinchley (Australian volleyball Olympian)

  • Children of Famous People Named Tamzin

    Children of Famous People Named Tamzin

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Tamsin/Tamzin - Laurence Olivier (English actor, named his daughter Tamsin); Joan Plowright (English actress, named her daughter Tamsin)

  • Historic Figures

    Tamzin - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Tamzin - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tamzin.

Personality of the Girl Name Tamzin

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Tamzin

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