Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Isn't it interesting that so many dog names have regal connections? Tara, a name with Irish roots, means "queen" or "towering crag" - so it's perfect for your regal or mountain-climbing canine.

It's also the name of Scarlett O'Hara's plantation in Gone with the Wind. So if your pooch has a flair for the dramatic, which she almost certainly does, then it's a perfect fit.

Tara is short, easy to call out in the dog park, and isn't likely to be confused with any commands. So it really checks out as a dog name, in my book.

Name your pup tara and let her be the queen of the dog park -- or the Scarlett O'Hara of the canine world.

Traits associated with the name Tara:

Dogs named Tara tend to be loving, good-natured, and industrious. This feminine name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Tara?

Naming your dog Tara may suggest that you are a fan of classic literature, as Tara is the name of the plantation in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. It may also suggest that you are a fan of strong female characters, as Tara is the home of Scarlett O'Hara, one of the most iconic female characters in literature.

Is Tara a good dog name?

Tara has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Tara is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Tara is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Tara outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Tara was, in the past month, the 738th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Tara is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Tara was viewed 115 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Tara's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Tara is most adored in Montana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Missouri, Arizona and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Tara.

Most popular breeds named Tara:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Rottweiler
  4. Chow Chow
  5. Chihuahua

Tara is found in these categories:

scottish dog names

Derived from Gaelic, meaning "hill" or "elevated place".

indian dog names

A Sanskrit term meaning "star", also a Buddhist and Hindu goddess.

irish dog names

Associated with a historic hill, symbolizing ancient kingship in Ireland.

country dog names

This name is popular in rural areas and often associated with Southern charm and hospitality.

sanskrit dog names

Means "star" in Sanskrit and is a significant Hindu goddess.

Dog names like Tara:

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Tara dog name meaning

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