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What does Byron mean?

Byron Pronunciation of Byron [by-ron] as a boys' name is pronounced BYE-ron. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Byron is "at the byres or barn". Place name and surname often used as a given name. Lord Byron in the 1850s was a poet famous for his wildness and debauchery. Literary: the variant form Biron was the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost".

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Byron has 10 variants: Beyren, Beyron, Biren, Biron, Buiron, Byram, Byran, Byren, Byrom and Byrum.

Creative forms:
(male) Boron, ..

(female) Byronna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Byron Gannon (B.G.), ..

How popular is Byron?

Byron is a very popular first name for males (#275 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4810 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Byron reached its top position of #217 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is currently at #597. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Byron name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Byron outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Byron (#597 in recent rankings) is Byran. Adoption of these relations of Byron was common 55 years ago (adoption of 0.06%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.02%, 62% less), with the form Byron falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Byron, Byran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Byron and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Byron is alike in pronunciation to Baron, Barren, Barron, Berwin and Berwyn. Other recommended names are Adron, Aeron, Ahron, Aron, Arron, Auron, Aymon, Ayron, Bardon, Barton, Bern, Berton, Bevon, Borbon, Bordon, Born, Bran, Bren, Brion, Broc, Brod, Brok, Bron, Brown, Bryn, Bryon, Bryson, Burn, Burton, Byrd, Byrn, Byrne, Caron, Daron, Deron, Doron, Dylon, Dyson, Efron, Eron, Erron, Evron, Eynon, Eyton, Faron, Garon, Geron, Haron, Jaron, Jayron, Jeron, Joron, Kyron, Leron, Liron, Loron, Lyon, Lyron, Miron, Myron, Oron, Ryon, Symon, Syon, Taron, Teron, Tymon, Tynon, Tyron and Tyson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Byron.

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