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What does Tyr mean?

Tyr /tyr/ as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin. Name of an Ancient Norse god that was the most brave and bold out of the warlike ones.

Affiliated boy name: Tyrell.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Dorr, Tir, ..

(female) Tra, Tyrre, ..

How popular is Tyr?

Tyr is an unusual given name for men and an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Tyr and affiliated names. Tyrell (#1010 the previous year) is the only prominent variation form of Tyr (not in Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Tyr reached its most widespread 2 decades ago and is now much reduced. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyrell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Tyr is alike in pronunciation to Tor, Tore, Torr, Torre and Tower. Other suggested similar names are Ty and Tye. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tyr.