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What does Tighe mean?

Tighe /ti-ghe/ as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Variant of Timothy.

Related boy name: Teague.


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

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

(female) Tighesa, Tipha, ..

How popular is Tighe?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Teague, Tim (#1946 from current records), Timmy and Timothy (#135) are the popular variation forms of Tighe (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Tighe reached the top of their popularity in the 1960s (median #580) and are now much less popular (#1520, down 90.6%). Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Tighe and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Teague, Tim, Timmy, Timothy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tim, 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.