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Meaning and Name Origin

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 (#7238 out of 88799, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Tighe and corresponding names. 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 the years 1960-1969 and are now much less popular, with the versions Tim, Timmothy and Timmy becoming less fashionable. Timothy (#135) is the most fashionable boy name here, with this name going through a rebound in usage. (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.