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Origin and Meaning of Tyke

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  • A user from Florida, United States says the name Tyke is of English origin and means "My heart my best friend".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tyke
  1. See 2d Tike.
  2. a small child.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A young person of either sex
  2. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  3. A native of Yorkshire

From Middle English tike, tyke, from Old Norse tík (“bitch”). Compare modern Icelandic tík (“bitch, female dog”), Faroese tík (“bitch, female dog”), Swedish tik (“bitch, female dog”). For sense 5, early 20th century: alteration of Taig.

  1. (dialectal) A mongrel dog.
  2. (colloquial) A small child, especially a cheeky or mischievous one
    1. (Canada) An initiation level of sports competition for young children
  3. (dated, chiefly Britain) A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  4. (Britain, informal) A person from Yorkshire; a Yorkshireman or Yorkshirewoman
  5. (Australia, New Zealand, informal, derogatory) A Roman Catholic

Notable Persons Named Tyke

Tyke Tolbert is a football player. Tyke was born on September 15th, 1967 in Conroe, Texas.


Tyke was born on February 24th, 1961.


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Fun Facts about the name Tyke

  • How Popular is the name Tyke? Tyke is the 27,895th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tyke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 185 babies born with the first name Tyke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyke to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tyke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyke is Wednesday, November 1st, 1905.
  • What year had the most people named Tyke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyke was in 2009 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Random Tyke Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyke is not a popular baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Tyke: Your name in reverse order is Ekyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ykte. How do you pronounce that?

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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