Tina - Meaning of Tina
[ 2 syll. ti-na, tin-a ] The baby girl name Tina is pronounced in Dutch and Italian as TIYNaa or in English as TIYNah †. Tina's language of origin is Latin, Old Greek, and Germanic, and it is used largely in the English, Scandinavian, Dutch, German, Greek, Russian, Spanish, Frisian, Italian, and Slavic languages. The name developed as a short form of names with the ending '-tina', most notably Christina.
In addition, Tina is an English and Scandinavian diminutive form of the German Augustina.
Tina is also an English and Scandinavian diminutive form of the Italian, English, German, and Spanish Bettina.
Tina is also a Dutch, English, German, Greek, Russian, and Spanish short form of the Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Christina.
Tina is also a Greek form of the English and French Constance.
Tina is also an English, Scandinavian, and Spanish diminutive form of the Spanish, Czech, English, German, Italian, and Romanian Martina.
Tina is also a form of the English Quintella.
Tina is also an English and Scandinavian diminutive form of the Spanish Santina.
Tina has 20 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Forms used in English include Latina (used in Spanish as well), Taina, Teana, Tee, Teina, Tenae, Tenah, Teyna, Tiena, Tienna, Tinai, Tinia, Tinna, and Tyna. The variant spellings Teena (used in Iranian as well), Tena, and Tinah are other English forms. Foreign forms of Tina include Tiina (Finnish and Scandinavian) and Tine (German). Another foreign variant is the diminutive form Tineke (Dutch). Variant forms inherit the origin and meaning of the name Tina.
Tina is unusual as a baby name for girls. Its usage peaked in 1968 with 0.864% of baby girls being given the name Tina. It ranked at #18 then. The baby name has since substantially fallen in popularity, and is used only on a very light scale now. In 2012, among the group of girl names directly linked to Tina, Katherine was the most popular. The name Tina has mostly been a girl name, although it has also been given to boys in the past century. In 1967, the name Tina was given to 258 times more girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Tina: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
Details of famous persons named Tina:
Actress Tina Fey, born Stamatina Elizabeth Fey, 18 May 1970, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
Singer Tina Turner, born 26 November 1939, Nutbush, Tennessee.