What does Tennyson mean?
Tennyson [ten-nyson] as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Tennyson is "son of Dennis". Used by 19th-century parents in homage to British Poet Layreate Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Tennyson has 1 variant: Tenny.
Affiliated boy name: Dennison.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Tennyson Morrison (T.M.), ..
How popular is Tennyson?
Tennyson is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7654 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Tennyson has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
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