US Popularity:7599
Meaning:Mender of pots and pans
While you may know this playful name as the plucky fairy from Peter Pan, Tinker’s origins actually date back to the Old English era. Tinker derives from the word tinklere, whose roots remain uncertain today. Nevertheless, Tinker started as an occupational surname for menders of pots and pans. J. M. Barrie revolutionized the name when he gave it to Tinker Bell (aka Tink), a tinker fairy born from a baby’s first laugh and Peter Pan’s ride-or-die bestie. In Tinker Bell's own movie series, she is an innovative artificer and shines as an inspiration for creative minds everywhere. So if baby finds themselves tinkering away with gadgets and gizmos, you may just have an inventor on your hands! Naming baby Tinker will serve as a magical reminder that when reaching for the stars, “all it takes is faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.”

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in 1959
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from 1955
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