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since 1880
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in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Tinkle

  • When was the first name Tinkle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Tinkle is Saturday, April 10th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Tinkle? From 1880 to 2015 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Tinkle. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Tinkle: Your name in reverse order is Elknit. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nkilte. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tinkle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,174 people with the last name Tinkle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tinkle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tinkle as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Tinkle as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tinkle U.S.
  White 93.61% 64.26%
  African American 1.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.51% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tinkle

People with the last name Tinkle are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Tinkle" mean? The list below shows the origins of Tinkle as well as things modernly associated with the name Tinkle such as celebrities named Tinkle.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Tin"kle
  1. To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink."As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." [1 Cor. xiii. 1.]"The sprightly horse Moves to the music of his tinkling bells." [Dodsley.]
  2. To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound."And his ears tinkled, and the color fled." [Dryden.]

Etymology: Freq. of tink. See Tink Tingle

verb Tin"kle
To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
noun Tin"kle
A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
  2. Make or emit a high sound

From Middle English *tinklen, tinclen, equivalent to tink +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

  1. A light metallic sound, resembling the tinkling of bells or wind chimes.
  2. (Britain, informal) A telephone call.
    Give me a when you arrive.
  3. (informal, euphemistic) An act of urination.

What does the name Tinkle mean?

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Nis for noteworthy, just like your achievements

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Past life for Tinkle born Nov 23, 1955

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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