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Gender: Male Origin of Tiger: Animal name

The name Tiger is a boy's name . Tiger and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

If it's a choice between golf champ Woods's real name Eldrick or nickname Tiger, we'd have to go with the latter. But while animal names are becoming more familiar and stylish, we'd recommend Wolf or Fox over Tiger.

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Famous People Named Tiger

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods, American golfer
Tiger "Tige" Andrews, American actor
David James "Tiger" Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
Tiger, stage name of Norman Washington Jackson, Jamaican dancehall musician
Priest George Youngs "Tiger" Smalls, American boxer and trainer
Ernest James "Tiger" Smith, English cricketer
Theodore "Tiger" Flowers, American boxer
Jai Hemant "Tiger" Shroff, Indian actor
George Everett "Tiger" Greene, American NFL football player
Tiger Onitsuka, Japanese jazz drummer
Tiger Jeet Singh (born Jagjeet Singh Hans), Indo-Canadian pro wrestler
Tiger Ali Singh (born Gurjit Singh Hans), Indo-Canadian pro wrestler; son of Tiger Jeet Singh
Tiger Watson (b. 2016), son of reality TV personality Paul Watson of "Whale Wars"
Rufus Tiger Taylor (b. 1991), American musician of The Darkness; son of drummer Roger Taylor of Queen
Marlowe Jack Tiger Mitchell (b. 2002), son of actress Lou Doillon; grandson of model Jane Birkin
Lola Tiger Fellner (b. 2008), daughter of model Laura Bailey and Eric Fellner

Pop Culture References for the name Tiger

Tiger, dog in animated series "Kipper the Dog"
Tiger Gleeson, character in Australian TV series "Round the Twist"
"Tiger," comic strip by Bud Blake and its main character
Tiger, sidekick of Judomaster in DC Comics
Tiger, dog on TV's "The Brady Bunch"
Tiger, cat in the American Tail animated films
Tiger, character in Ibn-e-Safi's Imran series
Tiger Jackson, character in the Tekken video games
Tiger Ow, character in film "Project A Part II"
Tigerstar, character from the book series "Warriors" by Erin Hunter

Tyger, Tyge, Tygar, Tige, Tyghe, Ti, Tig, Ty, Tyg, Tigger, Tygh, Tighe

Tiger's International Variations

Tigre (Spanish) Tigr, Tygr (Slavic) Tygrys, Tigris (Greek) Tora (Japanese) Harimau (Indonesian)


snowsbeloved Says:


i agree!!! Tiger on a boy, I think Tiger Woods (not good). Tiger on a girl, I think of Tiger Ann Parker. Pair it with a feminine middle and I think it works just fine. (Tiger Elizabeth, Tiger Beatrice, Tiger Annabel, Tiger Bellamy, Tiger Ruby, Tiger Jean, Tiger Blythe).

RoddyThlayli Says:


I think this should, along with Lion and Bear, just be a nickname.

Ana Says:


I really like Tiger for a girl. It reminds me of one of my favorite literary characters as a kid, Tiger from "My Louisiana Sky"

hamwan Says:


Too Tiger Woods, the cheater. Fox and Wolf sound a lot cooler.

CastielsWings Says:


Where did this come from
And why do none of the other names have it