Tin name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tin

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  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Tin is of Vietnamese origin and means "Trust worthy".
  2. According to a user from Australia, the name Tin is of Vietnamese origin and means "Think".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tin
  1. [Chem] An elementary substance found as an oxide in the mineral cassiterite, and reduced as a soft silvery-white crystalline metal, with a tinge of yellowish-blue, and a high luster. It is malleable at ordinary temperatures, but brittle when heated. It is softer than gold and can be beaten out into very thin strips called tinfoil. It is ductile at 2120, when it can be drawn out into wire which is not very tenacious; it melts at 4420, and at a higher temperature burns with a brilliant white light. Air and moisture act on tin very slightly. The peculiar properties of tin, especially its malleability, its brilliancy and the slowness with which it rusts make it very serviceable. With other metals it forms valuable alloys, as bronze, gun metal, bell metal, pewter and solder. It is not easily oxidized in the air, and is used chiefly to coat iron to protect it from rusting, in the form of tin foil with mercury to form the reflective surface of mirrors, and in solder, bronze, speculum metal, and other alloys. Its compounds are designated as stannous, or stannic. Symbol Sn ( Stannum). Atomic weight 117.4.
  2. Thin plates of iron covered with tin; tin plate.
  3. Money.(Cant)

Etymology: As. tin; akin to D. tin, G. zinn, OHG. zin, Icel. & Dan. tin, Sw. tenn; of unknown origin

verb Tin
To cover with tin or tinned iron, or to overlay with tin foil.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
  2. Metal container for storing dry foods such as tea or flour
  3. A vessel (box, can, pan, etc.) made of tinplate and used mainly in baking
  4. A silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide
  5. Prepare (a metal) for soldering or brazing by applying a thin layer of solder to the surface
  6. Preserve in a can or tin ("tinned foods are not very tasty")
  7. Plate with tin

From Old English tin, from Proto-Germanic *tiną, of unknown origin. Cognates include German Zinn and Dutch tin.

  1. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
  2. (New Zealand, Britain, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
  4. (countable, squash (sport)) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
  5. (slang, dated, uncountable) money
  6. (slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.

tin was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Atong (India), Dutch, Faroese, French, Icelandic, Latvian, Lojban, Maltese, Navajo, Noone, North Frisian, Picard, Rohingya, Sranan Tongo, Vietnamese, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Tin

Notable Persons Named Tin

Tin Jedvaj

Tin Jedvaj is a soccer player for the Bayer 04 Leverkusen, NK Zagreb, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, A.S. Roma, and Croatia national under-17 football team. Tin was born on November 28th, 1995 in Zagreb.

Tin Hinan

Tin Hinan is a monarch. She holds the title Tamenukalt.

Tin Pei Ling

She was most active from 2015 to 2015. Tin was born on December 23rd, 1983 in Singapore.

Tin Kai-man

Tin Kai-man is an actor and unit production manager. His career lasted from 1985 to 1985. Tin was born on June 9th, 1961 in Hong Kong.

Tin Ujević

Tin Ujević was a poet. Tin was given the name Augustin Josip Ujević on July 5th, 1891 in Vrgorac. They left this life on November 12th, 1955.

Tin Oo

Tin Oo is a President of the National League for Democracy, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President of theNational League for Democracy, Minister of Defence, Commander in Chiefof theArmed Forces, and Ministry of Defence (Myanmar). His military service ended in 1976. Tin was born on March 3rd, 1927 in Bassein, Burma.

  • Tin Aung Myint Oo
    Officer (armed Forces)
  • Tin Myo Win
  • Tin Tut
    Chancellor of University of Rangoon
  • Tin Man Ho
    Soccer Player
  • Tin Vodopivec
  • Tin Aye
    Chairman of the Union Election Commission of Myanmar
  • Tin Moe
  • Tin Ka Ping Foundation
  • Tin Hong
  • Tin Myint Aung
    Soccer Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tin

Christopher Chiyan Tin

Christopher Chiyan Tin is a composer. Christopher was born in 1976 in California.

Kristal Tin

She has been prominent since 1995. Kristal was born on September 28th, 1977 in Hong Kong.

Chu Shong Tin

Chu Shong Tin was a martial artist. Chu was born in Hong Kong. He died on July 28th, 2014.

Chao Hick Tin

Chao Hick Tin is a judge. Chao was born in Singapore.

Chng Seok Tin

Chng was born in Katong.

Win Tin

Win Tin was a journalist and politician. Win was born on March 12th, 1930 in Gyobingauk Township. Win is also known as Maung Wun Zin (မောင်ဝန်ဇင်း), Paw Thit (ပေါ်သစ်), Pyay Soe (ပြည်စိုး), Ponnya (ပုည), Win Swe (ဝင်းဆွေ), Thutethi (သုတေသီ), and An Editor (အယ်ဒီတာ တစ်ဦး). He breathed his last breath on April 21st, 2014.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tin U.S.
  White 4.49% 64.26%
  African American 0.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 86.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tin

People with the last name Tin are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Tin

  • How Popular is the name Tin? Tin is the 18,379th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tin was the 22,260th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 430 babies born with the first name Tin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tin 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 Tin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tin is Friday, March 12th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tin was in 1993 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Tin Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tin is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Tin: The name spelled backwards is Nit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Itn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,158 people with the last name Tin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tin as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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