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National Tina Day – January 28, 2023

National Tina Day takes place every year on January 28 to celebrate the history of the name and all the Tinas worldwide. Tina is a female name that is thought to be derived from the Old English word ‘tyne’ or ‘tyna,’ meaning ‘river.’ Tina is a girl’s name with English and Greek origins. Tina Turner, Tina Brown, and actress and comedian Tina Fey are all your namesake if this is your name. The name Tina made its debut as one of the Top 100 female baby names from 1956 to 1982 and came in at number 18 in 1968.

History of National Tina Day

Christina, Martina, and other names ending in ‘tina’ are commonly shortened to Tina. In addition to these names, it’s also a diminutive of Catharina in Dutch, a diminutive of Katarina in Croatian, and a short version of Tinatin in Georgian. Tina Turner, an American musician born Anna Mae Bullock, is a well-known celebrity. Tina as a name is Latin in origin and is a popular name for females.

According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, ‘Tina’ was not a popular baby girl’s name in Colorado. Consider this: In 1949, just eight babies in Colorado had the same name as you. In the U.S., only 645 babies were born with the same first name during that year. Between 1880 and 2018, the highest reported use of this name was for 14,773 newborns in 1968. That’s a lot of Tinas!

The name ‘Tina’ was documented 292,471 times in the SSA public database from 1880 to 2018. According to the United Nations World Population Prospects for 2019, there are more than enough Tinas to populate French Polynesia, which has a population of 288,506. The name was originally given to 17 newborns in the year 1880. It rose to 88 on the national popularity list in 1956 and was registered 5,327 times as a baby girl’s name. In 1965, Tina became a popular girl’s name in the state of Vermont.

National Tina Day timeline

1956
The Name is Registered

In 1956, Tina is registered 5,327 times as a baby girl’s name.

1965
The Name Becomes Popular

In 1965, Tina becomes a popular girl name in the state of Vermont.

1968
The Highest Reported Name Use

The highest reported use of the name Tina is for 14,773 newborns in 1968.

1984
The Popular Hit-Song Maker

In 1984, Tina Turner releases the song titled ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’

National Tina Day FAQs

Is Tina a type of software?

Yes, there is a software called TINA.

Is there a Tina doll?

There is a vintage Barbie doll named Tina-Marie.

What was Tina Turner’s most famous song?

‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ is her most famous song.

National Tina Day Activities

  1. Learn about your name

    Find out more about your name. Make it more interesting by learning how your name is pronounced in as many languages as you can.

  2. Send a card

    Make a list of everyone you know with a name that has a name day in honor of them. When the day arrives, send them a card to honor them. You can also invite them out to lunch, give them a bottle of their favorite wine, or a small gift.

  3. Publish on social media

    Give other folks with your name a shout-out. If you know your namesake personally, plan a day for just the two of you and have some fun!

5 Facts About The Name Tina

  1. It’s in the U.S. popularity ranking

    Tina is number 2,156 most popular girl name in the U.S.

  2. Only 83 babies named Tina

    Tina was the name of only 83 newborn girls born in 2020.

  3. A 21% chance of meeting a namesake

    A person named Tina has a 21% chance of meeting at least one girl with the same name.

  4. “Barney and Friends”

    Jessica Zucha portrayed Tina, a beloved character on “Barney and Friends.”

  5. Tina Fran

    Tina Fran is a beloved character from “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Why We Love National Tina Day

  1. Names act as records

    A person’s name serves as a record of some aspects of their birth. It could be a reaction to the birth of their child by the parents.

  2. It ensures continuity of legacies

    Names are occasionally chosen to ensure the continuity of familial relationships. This is why mispronunciations, as well as the misuse of our preferred common names, can have a detrimental impact on a person’s sense of belonging.

  3. Names are linked to personalities

    The importance of names cannot be overstated. They are more than just a means to identify a person, even if we don’t recognize them. They are inextricably linked to a person’s identity, and some studies even imply that a child’s name is linked to their prospects of success in the future.

National Tina Day dates

YearDateDay
2023January 28Saturday
2024January 28Sunday
2025January 28Tuesday
2026January 28Wednesday
2027January 28Thursday

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