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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tye

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tye
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  1. A knot; a tie.(R)See Tie.
  2. [Naut] A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.
  3. [Mining] A trough for washing ores.
verb Tye
See Tie, the proper orthography.
Wiktionary

  1. A knot; a tie.
  2. (Sussex) A patch of common land, often a village green.
  3. (nautical) A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.
  4. (mining) A trough for washing ores.

tye was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans and Sranan Tongo

Notable Persons Named Tye

Tye Sheridan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Tye was given the name Tye Kayle Sheridan on November 11th, 1996 in Elkhart, Texas.

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Tye Dillinger is a wrestler. Tye was born on February 19th, 1981 in St. Catharines.

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Tye Tribbett is a christian music and urban contemporary gospel songwriter, record producer, music director, singer, and singing. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Tye was born on January 26th, 1976.

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Tye was given the name Titus in 1753. He died in 1780.

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Tye Hill is a football player. He was most active from 2006 to 2010. Tye was born on June 3rd, 1982 in St. George, South Carolina.

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Tye Smith is a football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Tye was born on May 3rd, 1993 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tye

Will Tye is a football player for the New York Giants. Will was born on November 4th, 1991 in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Tye was given the name Titus in 1753. He died in 1780.

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Andrew was born on December 12th, 1986 in Perth.

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Kay Tye is a in the field of neuroscience.

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Sze-Hoi Henry Tye is a in the fields of string theory and cosmology. Sze-Hoi was born in 1948.

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How popular is the baby name Tye in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1930 6 0 6
1945 5 0 5
1946 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 6 0 6
1950 5 0 5
1951 9 0 9
1952 7 0 7
1953 9 0 9
1954 15 5 10
1955 15 5 10
1956 14 0 14
1957 13 0 13
1958 13 0 13
1959 21 0 21
1960 21 0 21
1961 22 0 22
1962 32 7 25
1963 31 0 31
1964 39 0 39
1965 33 0 33
1966 31 0 31
1967 46 0 46
1968 63 0 63
1969 46 0 46
1970 51 0 51
1971 69 0 69
1972 75 7 68
1973 59 0 59
1974 75 11 64
1975 55 0 55
1976 54 0 54
1977 63 0 63
1978 72 0 72
1979 76 7 69
1980 75 8 67
1981 82 5 77
1982 89 5 84
1983 77 13 64
1984 90 10 80
1985 91 12 79
1986 70 10 60
1987 82 7 75
1988 79 7 72
1989 104 10 94
1990 81 6 75
1991 84 0 84
1992 61 0 61
1993 76 5 71
1994 98 10 88
1995 117 6 111
1996 110 5 105
1997 130 16 114
1998 108 9 99
1999 111 13 98
2000 149 13 136
2001 118 7 111
2002 118 7 111
2003 151 13 138
2004 169 9 160
2005 179 10 169
2006 174 5 169
2007 162 5 157
2008 143 8 135
2009 138 11 127
2010 108 0 108
2011 111 5 106
2012 107 14 93
2013 81 6 75
2014 86 8 78
2015 75 5 70
2016 68 5 63
2017 68 8 60

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Popularity of Tye as a first name

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Popularity of Tye as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tye U.S.
  White 71.76% 64.26%
  African American 20.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tye

People with the last name Tye are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tye

  • How Popular is the name Tye? Tye is the 3,702nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tye was the 8,756th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,182 babies born with the first name Tye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tye to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tye is Monday, July 7th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Tye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tye was in 2005 with a total of 169 babies.
  • Random Tye Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tye is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Tye: Your name in reverse order is Eyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tey. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,746 people with the last name Tye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tye? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tye as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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