On Vanity and being bored
Tamara is a female given name of Hebrew, Italian, Russian, and Sanskrit origin, meaning "palm tree" or "spice". The short form is Tam or Tammy, or more rarely Mara or Tara. An alternative spelling of Tamara, is Tamra.
"Tamara" is a Russian variant of the Biblical name "Tamar", meaning "palm tree". Tamara also translates to Sanskrit as "spice". Variations include Tamra, Tamera, and Tamora. In North America Tamara is pronounced Tam-uh-ruh or Tuh-mare-uh; in the United Kingdom and Australia it's pronounced Tuh-mahr-uh; and in Russia Taw-mahr-uh.
The name was popular in the United States during the second half of the 20th Century, peaking in the 1970s. In Eastern European countries like Russia, Serbia and the Czech Republic it has been a common name for centuries. In Australia it was very popular during the 1980s and early 1990s.
The most common nickname for Tamara is Tammy or Tam, but other nicknames exist, such as Toma in Russia, Mara, Tama, or even Tara.
I finally know the meaning of my name, I cannot believe that I have looked up so many things in wikipedia, and I never did look up my name !! so all seems correct, I was born in the late seventies ( man I'm old) in Serbia so its kind of historically correct name chosen for me ….
PS: I hate how Americans pronounce my name ( Ta-Me-Ra) grrrr!!