Tamura: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Tamura
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Pronounced TA-muh-ruh. Common Japanese surname. Since I am blond with blue eyes, it is a conversation starter. Other name considered for me was Tamzen, which I don't like.
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My name for 52 years. I would not ever change it. Often mispronounced as ta-MOO-ra. When corrected, TA-muh-ruh, people usually compliment it. 50% of people try to shorten it to Tammy or leave out the middle syllable (Tam-ra). People rarely forget my name when meeting me again.
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In Japanese, Tamura means rice paddy village. Hebrew variations Tamar & Tamera mean Palm Tree. Russian version is Tamara. It is also a sanskrit word for "spice"
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Mostly just as a surname. There is the Tamura Corporation in Japan and also the name of a city in Japan.
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Kafka Tamura is the protagonist in a very good book "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami.