What does Tyrone mean?
Tyrone /ty-rone/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced TY-rohn, ter-TOHN. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Tyrone is "land of Eoghan".
Name of a Northern Irish county, which in Irish is Tir Eoghain. The name has been made familiar as a boy's given name primarily due to actors Tyrone Power, Sr, and Jr. Football player Tyrone Wheatley.
How popular is Tyrone?
Tyrone is a very prominent first name for men (#242 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#30753 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Tyrone for boys. Tyrone entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #150 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #844. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Tyrone and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Tyrone (#844 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Tyron and Eoghan. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3607%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.052%, 85.6% less), with the forms Tyrone and Tyron becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)