Tina had its time in the sun, but now it's beginning to look dated. However, it is a good nickname for other names like Martina, Christina, Albertina, and the like.
noisynora  11/8/2020
When I hear this name, it reminds me of needles and the number 7.
hysteri4  8/8/2020
Reminds me of Tuna.
AbbeyDawn  7/25/2020
This name is also commonly used in the country of Georgia, where it is written as თინა.

Please note that in Georgia, Tina is primarily (if not exclusively) a short form of თინათინ (Tinatin), which is already in the main database. [noted -ed]

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- Tinatin "Tina" Kandelaki (b. 1975), a Georgian-born Russian public figure: (in English)
- Tinatin "Tina" Khidasheli (b. 1973), a Georgian politician: (in English)
- Tina Enukidze (1918-1989), a Georgian hero: (in Georgian)
- Tina Makharadze (b. 1987), a Georgian actress: (in Georgian)
- Tina Tsavkiseli (18th century), a Georgian heroine: (in Georgian)
Lucille  6/15/2020
Tina is one of the six mascots of the mobile trivia game Trivia Crack and its respective YouTube webseries, Triviatopia. She represents the Art category, so she looks like a paintbrush.
ThatOneAutisticGamer  12/9/2019
Tina Karol is an Ukrainian-Jewish singer who represented Ukraine in 2006 Eurovision with "Show Me Your Love". She qualified for the semi final and cracked the Top 10.
thezenithofnadir  4/22/2019
My name is Tina but my friends call me Tina like tuna!
Lonely  2/15/2019
In 1967, a lot of men were named Tina! Tina is 100% feminine! There is nothing masculine, boyish, or unisex about it. Names that end with -ine and -ina are actually considered more feminine than names ending with -a or -ah, I think!

Tina is cute and elegant as a name. It’s even lovely as a legal first name itself. I picture a blonde haired, blue eyed, flower shirt and skirt wearing girl with braces who is a girly girl and she talks about Justin Bieber.

Trust me, Tina sounds masculine NOT one bit! For a girl, it’s beautiful and elegant. For a boy, it’s prissy and awful! I have some compassion for those poor men who dealt with having Tina as their name.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2018
Tina was unfortunately given to 57 boys born in the US in 1967? This is a feminine name! Tina is way too over-the-top for a boy, well at least it was in 1967. Can you imagine a grown old man with the name Tina? I guess if he’s like a fairy bully from a school. I just checked the usage and it said masculine for 1967. I hope he doesn’t get teased! I know this is a feminine name and not a masculine! Name your son Tino. Tina’s male counterpart :)
― Anonymous User  11/11/2018
In 2018, 42 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Tina* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 185th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
Gross name, reminds me of having a blood test.
― Anonymous User  10/16/2018
Talky Tina was the name of the doll in the 1963 Twilight Zone episode “Living Doll.”

Also, in the Arthur special Arthur’s Perfect Christmas, D.W. wants a toy called Tina the Talking Tabby.
That70sShowGeek  7/8/2018
It's a very cute name I would say, very simple and pretty.
ImTall  1/21/2018
Sorry to all the Tina's but I just don't like this name, it sounds too dull. I know that a lot of you said the name was really nice and so elegant and delicate but I really just don't like it.
Sania01  9/20/2017
My name is Tina and I got told it means little one. Also, since I was little my dad has called me by the nickname of Tuna. Also I had a Spanish teacher once that told me Maria is the Spanish name of Tina but don't know if it's true or not. FYI my middle name is Maria. And my family is half Mexican on my dad's side.
Babyface10  9/8/2017
Tina Anil Ambani is an Indian film actress and beauty pageant winner, she was crowned Femina Teen Princess India 1975. She represented India at International Teen Princess 1975 and was crowned 2nd Runner Up. She acted in Bollywood movies during the late 1970s to late 1980s. She is married to Anil Ambani. She is involved in a number of philanthropic and charity activities and is currently running an NGO and a hospital.
lilolaf  6/10/2017
Tina Wiseman, also known as Tina Leiu, was an American actress. Wiseman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is best known as the host of the Cinemax television series Hotel Erotica and films such as Kickboxing Academy, Chained Heat 3: Hell Mountain, Dark Confessions and Hey DJ.
cutenose  5/10/2017
Character of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. Played by Katherine Waterston.
mirayb  12/6/2016
In the case of the aforementioned 'Fantastic Beasts' character, Tina is short for Porpentina. Her full name is Porpentina Esther Goldstein.
Feorsteorra  12/7/2016
According to, *Tina- is West Germanic for "Day".
Sephandre  6/29/2016
The name Tina was given to 156 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
I think Tina is a very nice name- more especially when it's connected with Chu to be TinaChu. I love it so much.
Chuchu187  12/3/2015
Personally, I think this name is beautiful.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2015
Suppanad "Tina" Jittaleela is a Thai actress, best known for playing the lead role of Kim from the 2010 movie 'Yes or No' that also stars Thai actress Sucharat "Aom" Manaying as Pie.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2015
Tina Cohen-Chang was a character on the TV show Glee.
dlilly  3/22/2015
In Finnish "Tina" literally means "tin", the chemical element.
Alexanna  1/14/2015
I love the name Tina. It's elegant, classy, practical, beautiful and cute. I think the name Tina should be used a whole lot more! :-)
― Anonymous User  11/2/2014
Tina Belcher is a character on the animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers."
hkols  11/2/2014
Tina Chow (born Bettina Louise Lutz) (Born: April 18, 1950, Died: January 24, 1992) was an American model, jewelry designer, and influential fashion icon of the 1970s and 1980s.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
I love the name Tina. It sounds so gentle and sensitive compared to many other names.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2014
Tina Robin, an American pop singer.
― Anonymous User  7/17/2014
The name Tina was given to 178 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
This name isn't the worst, but I always wondered why you would settle for this if there are Christina and Martina instead.
EstherTester  1/22/2013
Tina is a common female given name. It originates from Old English 'Tyne, Tyna, Tina', meaning 'river'.

It is also a nickname for names such as Bettina, Christina, Christine, Martina, Valentina, etc. The masculine counterpart is Tino. In Finland and Estonia the name is often written as Tiina.
Sannanas  11/2/2012
I love the name Tina, it's so sweet and Minnie Mouse-like, and it's just perfect.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2012
Tina Louise, with whom I have been known to correspond, (no lie!) is a famous bearer of this name. She is best known for her portrayal of movie star Ginger Grant on "Gilligan's Island" from 1964-1976.
HugeFanOfVivVance  10/28/2011
This name has a kind of bittersweet sound to it.
Hushpuppy  6/2/2011
Tina is NOT used as a diminutive for Katarina in Croatia, but for Kristina and other names ending in -Tina (like Martina, Valentina, etc.).
Sofia  7/13/2010
Tina is a pretty and sexy name at the same time. I love my nickname. I think it also helps if you look good since it is considered a very pretty name that stands out too. I know some men also love the name Tina.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2010
Also a girls name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  4/7/2010
Tina is one of those names that is a bit ditzy sounding, yet still has a nice ring to it. Sort of like Emily.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2010
I love this name for its gorgeous sweet sound.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2010
Tina Wesson was a the winner of Survivor: Australian Outback and also appeared on Survivor: All-Stars and was voted out first!
sddorme  11/3/2009
As a given name, Tina sounds trashy and bitchy. If you really like it, give your daughter a name like Christina, Martina, or Valentina and then call her Tina for short.
bananarama  9/3/2009
Can be used as a short nickname for "Christina", or by it's own diminutive form.
RachelLee  12/29/2008
I know a girl in my school whose nick-name is Tina. Her real name is Florentina, which I find beautiful and Tina is a cute nick-name.
DeeDee153  12/13/2008
Urm, actually I had a friend called Tina, and immediately everyone called her Tin of Tuna, or just Tuna.
reina  12/2/2008
In the Netherlands Tina is the name of a girl's comic. It exists for years.
Kaat5  9/25/2008
There's the singer Teena Marie, I like the way she spells her name.
disgurlcrazy  9/2/2008
My father told me that Tina is an Indian name meaning little princes.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2008
I'm sorry but I don't like this name at all! Would you really want a little girl named Tina? No offense to all the Tina's out there, you're all probably very nice people!
drpepper  7/4/2008
Quite boring, common, and minimalist, but the good thing is that no one can accuse the bearers of having a ghetto, redneck, stripper, or trailer trash name. The name does remind me of the awesome track Don't Save Us from the Flames by M83, but it's not exactly an exciting name.
slight night shiver  5/10/2008
I find this name really boring. It doesn't have a meaning and it's very various.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2007
Also a feminine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
earthnut  7/3/2007
It means "Bathtub" in Spanish!

OMG. Sorry. I went to write a story in Spanish and it had a girl named Tina in it, and I translated it with Babel Fish and it was so funny, it was like, "I'm here with my friend Bathtub."

Just figured I should tell you that.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2007
Tina isn't always short for something, the same as Tino, so the information needs a few changes.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2007
One of my best friend's name is Tina. I love it. It's not too popular or too weird. It's just a really good name.
bookdiva  2/15/2007
I loved the name Tina as a child, and therefore I had three dolls named Tina! "Big Tina", "Tina girl" and "Little Tina". Today I do not think it's anything special.
elliebeth  1/31/2007
In the movie Napoleon Dynamite, Napoleon's llama is named Tina. Tina is a dumb name, I think.
Taydbug112  12/17/2006
Tina! Come get some ham!
― Anonymous User  10/20/2010
Believe it or not, Tina means bathtub in Spanish! (-:
FairyGirl  12/7/2006
I don't like the name Tina, it's too fru fru for me even though it's not my name. (no offense to any Tinas)
kwebberag  11/30/2006
There is an author named Tina Wainscott.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
A famous bearer is the American film and television actress Tina Majorino (born February 7, 1985).
― Anonymous User  10/22/2006
Pretty, gentle and loving.
― Anonymous User  8/15/2006
Philippina Lydia Arena, born in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, on 1st November, 1967, is the singer Tina Arena (she changed her nickname Pina to Tina for show business). The song for which Tina Arena is famous around the world is "I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You", which she performs together with Mark Anthony, the song is the soundtrack of the film "The Mask Of Zorro" (1998).
iva_toneva  5/25/2006
The feminine names "Tinka" and "Tina" are used in Bulgaria, "Tinka" is a Bulgarian name, while Tina is international. In Bulgaria "Tinka" and "Tina" are often thought as abbreviations respectively of "Latinka" and the originated name from "Latinka" - "Latina". "Latinka" is the Bulgarian word for the flower "nasturtium". That is why "Latinka" and "Latina" have a nameday on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) - the day of the flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  5/10/2006
Anna Mae Bullock, who was born on 26th November 1938, in Nutbush, Tennessee, is the great singer Tina Turner.
iva_toneva  5/6/2006
This is my name. I used to wish that my name was more unique and "fancy", but I really like my name now. In Persian, it means "flower".
― Anonymous User  3/12/2006
Tina Fey is an American writer, comedian, and actress. She is a cast member and co-head writer of Saturday Night Live.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
My mother's name is Tina. Sometimes I call her Teeny or Tianna for nicknames.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2005
My name is Tina and I love it. Not many people in my area have that name so it's not over used like Jessica, or Ashley.
teinor1217  11/29/2005
Tina is Latin and means "little one".
― Anonymous User  9/26/2005

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