There are multiple origins and meanings for the name Tara:
1. Gaelic given name, meaning - "hill". Tara was the legendary dwelling of the Irish kings.
2. Hindi given name (तारा) means - "star, shiner, luminary, pupil, spangl"
3. Persian given name (تارا) - "a star"
4. Sanskrit (द्धारक) meaning - "she-savior; goddess-mother; Great Wisdom goddesses". In Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism.