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What does Ty mean?

Ty Pronunciation of Ty [ty] as a boys' name is pronounced ty. It is of English origin. Short form for names beginning with Ty-. Baseball player Ty Cobb; football player Ty Law.

Associated with: law (just).


Ty has 1 variant: Tye.

Related boy names: Tyler and Tyson.

Creative forms:
(male) Tey, Tin, ..

(female) Tra, Tsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ty Maxwell (T.M.), ..

How popular is Ty?

Ty is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#655 out of 1220, Top 54%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#29728 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ty entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #169 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #484 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Tyler (#81 in 2015), Tyson (#315) and Tye are the popular varying forms of Ty (#484 in 2015). These forms of Ty were popular as baby names in 1994 (usage of 1.65%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.36%, 78%). Tyler has been the most prevalent, though Tyson has gained in usage over time, while versions like Tyler have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ty, Tye, Tyler, Tyson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ty, Tyler, Tyson outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ty is alike in pronunciation to Tau, Tay, Teo, Teyo and Thu. Other recommended names are Cy, Hy and Tyr. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ty.