• 2k Tyre
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2k
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since 1880
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Meanings and Origins

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tyre
Curdled milk.

Etymology: Tamil tayir

noun tyre
Same as 2nd tire (n.), sense 5.
noun and verb Tyre
Attire. See 2d and 3d Tire.
verb Tyre
To prey upon. See 4th Tire.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Hoop that covers a wheel
  2. A port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
Wiktionary

The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word derives from attire, while other sources suggest a connection with the verb to tie. The spelling tyre is used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after being revived in the 19th century. Both tyre and tire were used in the 15th and 16th centuries. The United States did not adopt the revival of tyre, and tire is the only spelling currently used there and in Canada.

  1. (British spelling, Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.
An antique tyre
  1. (British spelling, Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.

From Tamil.

  1. (India) curdled milk

    tyre was also found in the following language(s): Albanian and Danish

    Notable Persons Named Tyre

    Tyre Glasper is an athlete for the Arizona Rattlers. Tyre was born on April 14th, 1987 in Detroit.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyre

    Porphyry of Tyre was a philosopher. Porphyry was born in 234 in Tyre, Lebanon. He died in 305.

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    William of Tyre was an archbishop, chancellor, and officers of the kingdom of jerusalem. William was born in 1130 in Jerusalem. He died on September 29th, 1186.

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    She holds the title Virgin and Martyr. Saint was born in 3 in Persia or Tyre, Lebanon. She passed away in 3.

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    St.Theodosia was born in 290. She passed away on April 2nd, 0307.

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    Lord Tyre is a President of the Council of Bars, Law Societies of Europe, and Senator of the College of Justice. Lord was given the name Colin Jack Tyre on April 17th, 1956.

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    Ralph C. Tyre is a Member of the Florida House of Representatives for the 17th district and Member of theFlorida House of Representativesfor the 17th district. Ralph was born on September 19th, 1933 in Lake City, Florida.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1913 8 0 8
    1914 5 0 5
    1916 5 0 5
    1917 5 0 5
    1918 5 0 5
    1919 7 0 7
    1921 6 0 6
    1922 5 0 5
    1924 9 0 9
    1926 5 0 5
    1932 6 0 6
    1933 5 0 5
    1934 5 0 5
    1939 6 0 6
    1941 6 0 6
    1946 6 0 6
    1948 6 0 6
    1951 7 0 7
    1953 5 0 5
    1956 5 0 5
    1959 8 0 8
    1960 9 0 9
    1961 7 0 7
    1962 7 0 7
    1963 5 0 5
    1964 8 0 8
    1965 5 0 5
    1967 5 0 5
    1969 5 0 5
    1970 8 0 8
    1971 7 0 7
    1972 7 0 7
    1973 11 0 11
    1974 19 0 19
    1975 16 0 16
    1976 26 6 20
    1977 22 5 17
    1978 22 0 22
    1979 28 0 28
    1980 13 0 13
    1981 26 0 26
    1982 33 5 28
    1983 31 6 25
    1984 27 0 27
    1985 18 0 18
    1986 27 0 27
    1987 30 0 30
    1988 16 0 16
    1989 40 0 40
    1990 60 6 54
    1991 77 5 72
    1992 84 0 84
    1993 79 5 74
    1994 63 7 56
    1995 86 0 86
    1996 67 0 67
    1997 63 5 58
    1998 95 0 95
    1999 98 0 98
    2000 90 0 90
    2001 62 0 62
    2002 59 0 59
    2003 51 0 51
    2004 39 0 39
    2005 53 0 53
    2006 30 0 30
    2007 55 0 55
    2008 41 0 41
    2009 35 0 35
    2010 32 0 32
    2011 22 0 22
    2012 24 0 24
    2013 27 0 27
    2014 16 0 16
    2015 16 0 16
    2016 20 0 20

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    Popularity of Tyre as a first name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Tyre U.S.
      White 80.98% 64.26%
      African American 14.68% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.27% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.39% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Tyre

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

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    Fun Facts about the name Tyre

    • How Popular is the name Tyre? Tyre is the 6,576th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tyre was the 12,079th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Tyre have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,047 babies born with the first name Tyre in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyre to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyre? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
    • When was Tyre first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyre is Monday, May 3rd, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Tyre born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyre was in 1999 with a total of 98 babies.
    • Random Tyre Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyre is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1994.
    • Weird things about the name Tyre: Your name in reverse order is Eryt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rtey. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Tyre? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,581 people with the last name Tyre.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tyre? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tyre as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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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