Tam is a Scottish form of the Aramaic name Thomas, which means “twin.” This classic name was borne by one of Jesus' disciples in the Bible, and has inspired many variants all over the world. This Scottish form was made popular by Tam O’Shanter, the hero of a famous poem by Robert Burns. You may also have heard of the tam o’shanter cap, whose name derives from the character. If you’re looking for a name that reflects your Scottish roots, it will be hard to find one more Scottish than this!
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