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This name means “a knot; a tie”. The name comes from a surname. It is topographical and originates either from lands known as "The tye", being common lands near to a village where cattle were gathered perhaps for slaughtering, or from the Old English word "titt", meaning “a small hill or mound”, as in the village name of Tydd St Mary in Lincolnshire, and recorded as Tite, Tid and Tit in the Domesday Book of 1086. but it is also a short form of several names beginning with the element “Ty-“. Also it is occasionally bestowed as an independent given name.

tye M English