What does Tyrone mean?
Tyrone [ty-rone] 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.
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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. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name history of Tyrone for boys. Tyrone entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #149 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #921. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the history of Tyrone and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Tyrone (#921 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Tyrus (#1938 the previous year), Tyronne, Eoghan and Tyron. These forms of Tyrone reached the apex of their popularity in the 1970s (usage of 0.12%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.02%, 87% less), with the form Tyrone becoming somewhat outmoded.
Tyrone▼ is alike in pronunciation to Taran, Taren, Tarin, Taron, Taroon, Taroun, Tarron, Tarun, Teran, Teron, Terron, Teryn, Toran, Toren, Torin and Torion. Other recommended names are Ayron, Berne, Boone▲, Borne, Burne, Byrne, Byron▼, Carne, Crane, Herne, Jerone, Jerrone, Kirone, Kyron, Leone, Lerone, Lorne, Lyron, Myron▼, Ottone, Ryne▼, Simone, Stone, Taro, Tavon, Tayton, Tern, Terrie, Terronce (see Terence), Tevonn, Teyton, Tharon, Theron▼, Thorne, Timon, Tobe▼, Ton, Toney, Tonie, Tony▼, Torence, Toro, Torre, Trent▼, Troy▼, Troye, Turner▲, Tyce, Tycen, Tychon, Tymon, Tynan, Tynen, Tynin, Tynon, Tyr, Tyree, Tyrelle and Tyson▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tyrone.See names in meaning and etymology.