Tinsley name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Tinsley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tinsley

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  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Tinsley means "Tinsley is an english surname. It is also used as a first name for males in the united kingdom. The meaning of the name 'Tinsley' is: 'Tynni's hill/mound/barrow'. Derives from the Old English Tingas-Leah, which means 'fields of council'" and is of English origin.
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Notable Persons Named Tinsley

Notable Persons Named Tinsley

Tinsley Mortimer

Tinsley was given the name Tinsley Randolph Mercer on August 11th, 1975.

Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis is a blues and rock musician. His ongoing career started in 1975. Tinsley was born Tinsley Ellis on June 4th, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Tinsley Grimes

Tinsley was born on May 9th, 1984.

Tinsley Lindley

Tinsley Lindley was a soccer player for the Nottingham Forest F.C. and England national football team. Tinsley was born on October 27th, 1865 in Nottingham. He left this life on March 31st, 1940.

Tinsley Ginn

Tinsley Ginn was an athlete. Tinsley was born on September 26th, 1891 in Royston, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on August 30th, 1931.

Tinsley Rucker

Tinsley was born on March 24th, 1848. They died on November 18th, 1926.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tinsley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tinsley

Dawn Tinsley

Dawn Tinsley is a fictional character.

Boyd Tinsley

Boyd Tinsley is a rock, classical music, and alternative rock musician. He plays Violin, Vocals, Guitar, Electric violin, Viola, and Mandolin. He has been prominent since 1991. Boyd was born on May 16th, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia United States.

Jamaal Tinsley

Jamaal Tinsley is a basketball player for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Utah Jazz. His ongoing career started in 2001. Jamaal was born on February 28th, 1978 in Brooklyn.

Beatrice Tinsley

Beatrice Tinsley was a scientist in the field of astronomy. Beatrice was born on January 27th, 1941 in Chester, England. She passed away on March 23rd, 1981.

Michael Tinsley

Michael was born on April 21st, 1984 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Bruce Tinsley

Bruce was born in 1958.

  • Lee Tinsley
    Baseball Player
  • William Tinsley
  • Buddy Tinsley
  • Pauline Tinsley
  • Ronnie Dean Tinsley

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tinsley U.S.
  White 62.63% 64.26%
  African American 31.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tinsley

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tinsley

  • How Popular is the name Tinsley? Tinsley is the 5,260th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tinsley was the 2,361st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tinsley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,117 babies born with the first name Tinsley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tinsley to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tinsley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tinsley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tinsley is Wednesday, November 1st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Tinsley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tinsley was in 2018 with a total of 352 babies.
  • Random Tinsley Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tinsley is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Illinois have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Tinsley: The name spelled backwards is Yelsnit. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nielyts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tinsley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,442 people with the last name Tinsley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tinsley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Tinsley as their last name.
  • Tinsley name meaning

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