Girl Names baby nameTara

What does the name Tara mean?

The different meanings of the name Tara are:
  • American meaning: Craggy hillside
  • Celtic - Gaelic meaning: A rocky hill, (from the ancient home of Ireland's kings)
  • Indian meaning: Star
  • Irish meaning: A rocky hill, from the ancient home of Ireland's kings
  • Sanskrit meaning: A star (the name of a Buddhist goddess)
  • Scottish meaning: A hill
The meaning of the name “Tara” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: The name Tara means Star in Hindi and Tara is a Goddess in Hindi mythology as well as Buddhist teachings, where she is recognised as Buddha's mother. She was born out of the tears of compassion and represents the maternal forces of protection, empathy and generosity of spirit.