Tamsin Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Tamsin:
Contraction of Thomasina, a feminine form of Thomas (a twin), which is derived via the Ecclesiastic Greek and Late Latin, from the Aramaic tē'ōma (a twin).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Tamsin: | Edit
I've just discovered this name, and I've fallen in love with it! I'm from America, and the name Tamsin is very rare here—virtually unheard of. I don't know any Tamsins personally, but I first came across the name when I read about British actress Tamsin Greig. It's a lovely name in my opinion. I don't want kids, but if I did have a daughter, there's a good chance I'd name her Tamsin.
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My name is Tamsin. I live in England, where it is slightly more common than in America, but still generally quite rare. I'm approaching 30 and have only ever met 2 other Tamsins in my life. I love my name because it is so unusual. The only downside is that many people misspell it (with a 'z' instead of an 's') or mispronounce it ('Tasmin', instead of 'Tamsin'). But on the whole, it's a great name :D
- Nicknames for Tamsin: | Edit
Tam, Tams, Tammy, Tamsino
- Meanings and history of the name Tamsin: | Edit
Contraction of Thomasina, the feminine form of Thomas, meaning "twin".
- Famous real-life people named Tamsin: | Edit
Tamsin Greig, English actress
Tamsin Olivier, English actress
Tamsin Egerton, English actress
Tamsin Omond, English environmental activist
Tamsin Dunwoody, English politician
Tamsin West, Australian actress
Tamsin Heatley, English actress
- Tamsin in song, story & screen: | Edit
Peter S. Beagle's book "Tamsin" deals with a ghost with this name.