Meaning and Origin of: Tine

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : River

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian (Sicily; Tinè) : most probably an occupational name for a comb maker, from a reduced form of medieval Greek kteneas, from ktenion ‘comb’ + the occupational suffix -eas.
  • English (mainly Yorkshire) : variant of Tyne.
  • Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Thein.