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Gender: Female Origin of Tina: Diminutive of Christina et al Meaning of Christina: Greek, "a Christian"

Tina Origin and Meaning

The name Tina is a girl's name of English, Greek origin.

Tina, despite its petite and tinkly image, is apt these days to be replaced by the more elegant originals, Christina and Martina.It does have some strong namesakes, though, in Tina Turner (born Anna Mae), Tina Brown (born Christina), Tina Fey (born Elizabeth), and photographer Tina Barney (born Tina).

Tina was a Top 100 name from 1956 to 1982, peaking at Number 18 in 1968.

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Pop Culture References for the name Tina

Tena, Tine, Teena, Tiny, Teenie, Teina

Comments

Tigris Says:

2017-04-18T01:27:50

Let me warn you that every teacher will ask your child, "What is your full name?" because teachers only want to use the full names of children in their class and he/she will assume that your child's full name is Christina. My name is Tina and I've had to explain to every teacher that "My name is just Tina, ugh not Justina.. umm, only Tina" throughout my life. When not asked, I'm called Christina erroneously. That's the issue with using nicknames as full names.

marnie r Says:

2016-12-27T01:45:44

It surprises me that I actually really like this name, and I'd love to use it to honor my mom Christina.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-10T14:24:21

I actually really like this, and I suppose that people might find it dated, but I think it's lovely. I always knew that it was a shortened version of names like Christina, but most of the people I have known with the name, were just called Tina. I knew of one Tina who was really Christina, but mostly, Christina seems to get shortened to Chris or Chrissie.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:

2016-06-10T19:14:21

I used to find this name dull and boring, but you really don't meet too many baby Tina's these days. I'm starting to find this name kind of cute.