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What does Tennyson mean?

Tennyson Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: 19th century, british (england).


Tennyson has 1 variant: Tenny.

Affiliated boy name: Dennison.

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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)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alanson, Annson, Ansson, Benjamon (see Benjamin), Benson, Bensson, Benton, Benzion, Beyron, Brennon, Bronnson, Bronsson (see Bronson), Bryson, Canyon, Denison, Dennys, Dennyson, Deyon, Dyson, Ellyson, Ferguson, Gannon, Glennon, Grayson, Hansson, Henderson, Henryson, Herndon, Hewson, Jansson, Jayson, Jenson, Jensson, Johnson, Kannon, Kennon, Kenyon, Leyton, Person, Peterson, Peyton, Sanson, Tamson, Tannis, Tannon, Tansen, Tanson, Taylon, Tayson, Tayton, Teeno, Tennant, Tennessee, Terron, Terryn, Teryn, Teunis, Tevyn, Teytin, Teyton, Thomason, Thompson, Thomson, Thorsson, Trayvon, Trenton, Tyeson, Tymon, Tynnen, Tynon, Tyron, Tyson, Vernon, Vinson and Xenophon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Tennyson.

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