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What does Tighe mean?

Tighe \t(i)-ghe\ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Variant of Timothy.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Teague.


Tighe has 18 different forms via Timothy: Tim, Timmo, Timmothy, Timmy, Timo, Timofei, Timofeo, Timofey, Timon, Timoteo, Timothe, Timotheo, Timotheus, Timothey, Tymmothy, Tymon, Tymoteusz and Tymothy.


Tighe is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#6437 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tim, Timmothy, Timmy and Timothy (#135 the previous year) are the popular variation forms of Tighe (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.733%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2163%, down 70.5%), with the versions Tim, Timmothy and Timmy becoming less fashionable. Timothy (#135) is the most fashionable boy name here, and there is also a rebound in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Tighe and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tim, Timmothy, Timmy, Timothy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Teige, Teigue, Tige and Tigre. Like Tighe, these names are not frequently used.