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What does Ty mean?

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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Texy, Tey, ..

(female) Tie, Tyna, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ty for boys. Ty entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #169 in the U.S. in 2005, and is at #424 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Tyler (#72 in 2014), Tyson (#282) and Tye (#1871) are the popular varying forms of Ty (#424 in 2014). These forms of Ty were popular as baby names in 1994 (usage of 1.65%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.41%, 75%). 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.