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What does Tina mean?

Tina Pronunciation of Tina [tina] as a girls' name is pronounced TEE-nah. It is of Latin origin. Name ending, particularly of Christina, used as an independent name and in combination with other names. Rock singer Tina Turner; actress Tina Louise; playwright Tina Howe; basketball player Tina Thompson.

Associated with: combination (blend), rock.


Tina has 7 variants: Teena, Teenie, Teina, Tena, Tinamarie, Tine and Tiny.

Affiliated girl names: Kina, Augusta, Bettina, Celeste, Constance, Konstanze, Martina and Valentina.

6 more relations via Christina: Ina, Kit, Stina, Teyna, Tinah and Tineke.

Creative forms:
(female) Tilna, Tira, ..

(male) Tima, Titay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tina Julietta (T.J.), ..

How popular is Tina?

Tina is a very popular first name for women (#92 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#55609 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Tina reached its apex position of #29 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is at #1466 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Valentina (#114 a year ago), Christina (#333), Celeste (#499), Constance (#1544), Martina (#1635), Tinamarie, Tiny, Bettina, Ina, Tena, Augusta, Stina, Teena and Kit are the popular alternative forms of Tina (#1466 a year ago). Other forms, like Teyna, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Tina was common among parents 5 decades ago (average #1232) and is now much reduced (#1572, 86% less usage), with forms such as Celeste becoming somewhat outmoded. Christina is the steady favorite, though Valentina has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tina, Augusta, Bettina, Celeste, Christina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Constance, Ina, Kit, Martina, Teena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tena, Tinamarie, Tiny, Valentina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christina, Stina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tina is pronounced similarly to Tanaia, Tanaya, Tanea, Taneea, Tani, Tania, Tanja, Tawana, Tawni, Tawnya, Teanna, Tenaya, Teona, Tiauna, Tinie, Toini, Tona, Toni, Tonie, Tony, Tonya, Tonyah, Tonye, Tyana and Tyanna. Other recommended names are Aina, Bina, Dina, Fina, Gina, Jina, Lina, Mina, Nina, Rina, Sina, Taima, Tama, Thana, Tia, Tiane, Tinka, Tiona, Tionna, Tisa, Tita, Toma, Trina, Vina, Wina and Zina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tina.

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