What does Tyrell mean?
Tyrell \t(y)-re-ll\ as a boys' name is pronounced tye-REL, TER-el. Possibly (Old French) "puller", and started as a nickname for a stubborn person, implying a comparison with a horse that uncooperatively pulls on the reins. Also possibly derivative of Tyr, the name of the Scandinavian god of battle. Tuesday was named for Tyr.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Thorald.
Tyrell is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1019 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#17561 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Tyrell for boys. Tyrell entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #354 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Terrell (#822 the previous year) and Tyrel are the popular alternative forms of Tyrell rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 1992 (usage of 0.467%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0593%, down 87.3%), with the versions Terrell and Tyrell becoming less in vogue. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Tyrell and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)