Meaning and Origin of the Name Tammy

The name Tammy has both Hebrew and Greek origins. The meaning of Tammy in Hebrew is “date palm tree,” derived from the root Hebrew name, “Tamar”. Also, the meaning of Tammy in Greek is “twins,” derived from the root Greek name “Tamsin” and “Thomasin,” all of which are feminine versions of the male name Thomas.

Variations of the Name

Some variations of Tammy include Tammey, Tammee, Tamie, Tammie, and Tami.


Through the years of 1957 and 1967, the popularity of Tammy hit its peak with the film series of four instalments, Tammy, including Tammy and the Bachelor (1957),Tammy Tell Me True (1961), Tammy and the Doctor (1963), and Tammy and the Millionaire (1967).

Additionally, the popularity of Tammy grew with the song, “Tammy’s in Love,” which was associated with the Tammy series. In 2013, Tammy did not make the top 100 popular baby girl names in England.

Famous People Call Tammy

Some famous figures who have this name include American country music singer, Tammy Wynette; U.S. Congresswoman, Tammy Duckworth; and American televangelist, Tammy Faye Messner.

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