Origin:Irish
Popularity:2153
Meaning:Hill; Star
Tara is a gender-neutral name of Sanskrit and Gaelic origins, meaning "hill" and "star." Although a gender-neutral title, Tara is more typically given to girls and is a much-loved name among Irish homes. The name derives from the archeological site known as "The Hill of Tara" in Meath, Ireland. According to legends, this was the area where the High King of Ireland resided, giving baby Tara regal significance in Irish folklore. Sanskrit traditions lean into Tara's "star" etymology, which is believed to symbolize the light of the soul for your sunny darling. In Hindu mythology, Tara was also one of the wives of Shiva, known as the goddess of protection and compassion. Rich in history and illuminated by legends, baby Tara is sure to skyrocket to success.

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