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What does Tiger mean?

Tiger Pronunciation of Tiger as a boys' name. Nature name. Made famous by young golf celebrity Tiger Woods, whose given name is originally Eldrick (see Eldridge).


ASSOCIATED WITH famous, tiger (lion), woods (tree)


VARIANTS Tige, Tigre, Tigris

(male) Tager, ..

(female) Tiler, ..

Tiger Chosen (T.C.), ..

How popular is Tiger?

Tiger is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#12667 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tiger was first listed in 1997 and reached its highest position of #1258 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Eldridge and Tige are the popular related forms of Tiger rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Tiger was at its apex a century ago (MEDIAN #1549).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tiger, Eldridge, Tige in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tiger and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tiger is pronounced similarly to Teger and Tigger. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alger, Einer, Eizer, Elger, Miner, Piper, Rider, Riker, River, Roger, Seger, Taber, Tailer, Teige, Teigen, Tibor, Tighe, Tilar, Torger, Tower and Tyler. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tiger.