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What does Tighe mean?

Tighe Pronunciation of Tighe [tighe] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Variant of Timothy.

Related boy name: Teague.

Associated with: irish.


6 different relations via Timothy: Tim, Timmo, Timmy, Timo, Timon and Timothe.

Creative forms:
(male) Teaghe, Teighe, ..

(female) Tighey, Titheo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tighe Graham (T.G.), ..

How popular is Tighe?

Tighe is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#6437 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Timothy (#147 from current records) is the only popular variation form of Tighe (not in Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this relation of Tighe was widespread during 1960-1969 (#13) and has become significantly diminished since (#147, down 90%), with Timothy falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Timothy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tighe is pronounced similarly to Thu and Tye. Other suggested similar names are Miche, Teige, Teigue, Tige, Tiger, Tigger and Tigre. Like Tighe, these names are not frequently used.