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Origin and Meaning of Tink

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Tink
To make a sharp, shrill noise; to tinkle.

Etymology: OE. tinken; of imitative origin. Cf. Ting a tinkling, Tinker

noun Tink
A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Make or emit a high sound ("tinkling bells")

From Middle English tinken, of imitative origin. Compare ting.

  1. (dated) A sharp, quick sound; a tinkle.

knit spelled backwards.

Shortened from tinker.

  1. (chiefly Britain and Ireland, offensive) A member of the travelling community. A gypsy.

    tink was also found in the following language(s): Nigerian Pidgin

    Notable Persons Named Tink

    Tink is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Tink was given the name Trinity Home on March 15th, 1995 in , Illinois, US. Tink is also known as Tink.


    Tink Turner was a baseball player. Tink was born on February 20th, 1890 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He died on February 25th, 1962.


    Tink Riviere was a baseball player. Tink was born on August 2nd, 1899 in Liberty, Texas. He breathed his last breath on September 27th, 1965.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tink

    Tink is a musician. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Tink was given the name Trinity Home on March 15th, 1995 in , Illinois, US. Tink is also known as Tink.


    Rowan John Tink is a military person. His military service ended in 2006.


    Andrew Tink is a Former Member of Legislative Assembly of New South Wales. Andrew was born on July 13th, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.



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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tink U.S.
      White 93.22% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.24% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tink

    People with the last name Tink are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Tink

    • How Popular is the name Tink? As a last name Tink was the 141,140th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Tink first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tink is Wednesday, July 1st, 1874.
    • How unique is the name Tink? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tink. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Tink: Your name in reverse order is Knit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ntik. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tink? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 118 people with the last name Tink.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tink? Tink is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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