Tye name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tye

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Tye means "Queen".
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Tye means "Nice kind".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tye
  1. A knot; a tie.(R)See Tie.
  2. [Naut] A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.
  3. [Mining] A trough for washing ores.
verb Tye
See Tie, the proper orthography.

  1. A knot; a tie.
  2. (Britain) A patch of common land, often a village green.
  3. (nautical) A chain or rope, one end of which passes through the mast, and is made fast to the center of a yard; the other end is attached to a tackle, by means of which the yard is hoisted or lowered.
  4. (mining) A trough for washing ores.

tye was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans and Sranan Tongo

Notable Persons Named Tye

Notable Persons Named Tye

Tye Sheridan

Tye Sheridan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2011 to present. Tye was given the name Tye Kayle Sheridan on November 11th, 1996 in Elkhart, Texas.

Tye Dillinger

Tye Dillinger is a wrestler. Tye was born on February 19th, 1981 in St. Catharines.

Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribbett is a christian music and urban contemporary gospel songwriter, record producer, music director, singer, and singing. He has had major accomplishments since 1996. Tye was born on January 26th, 1976.


Tye was given the name Titus in 1753. He died in 1780.

Tye Hill

Tye Hill is a football player. He was most active from 2006 to 2010. Tye was born on June 3rd, 1982 in St. George, South Carolina.

Tye Smith

Tye Smith is a football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Tye was born on May 3rd, 1993 in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tye

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tye

Will Tye

Will Tye is a football player for the New York Giants. Will was born on November 4th, 1991 in Middletown, Connecticut.


Tye was given the name Titus in 1753. He died in 1780.

Andrew Tye

Andrew was born on December 12th, 1986 in Perth.

Michael Tye

Kay Tye

Kay Tye is a in the field of neuroscience.

Sze-Hoi Henry Tye

Sze-Hoi Henry Tye is a in the fields of string theory and cosmology. Sze-Hoi was born in 1948.

  • Joe Tye
    Ceo and Head Coach

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tye U.S.
  White 71.76% 64.26%
  African American 20.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.30% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tye

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tye

  • How Popular is the name Tye? Tye is the 3,767th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tye was the 8,756th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tye have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,287 babies born with the first name Tye in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tye to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tye? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tye first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tye is Monday, July 7th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Tye born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tye was in 2006 with a total of 170 babies.
  • Random Tye Factoid: According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tye is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Texas have the same name in 1972.
  • Weird things about the name Tye: The name spelled backwards is Eyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tye. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tye? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,746 people with the last name Tye.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tye? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tye as their last name.
  • Tye name meaning

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