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pinWhat 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.


Tyrone has 5 variants: Tirohn, Tirone, Tirown, Tyron and Tyronne.

Affiliated boy names: Eoghan, Kyrone and Tyrus.

Kreatif forms: Torone, Tyroce, Tyrown. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tyrone name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tyrone, Tyron in U.S.

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

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Tyrone is alike in pronunciation to Taron and Teron. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tyrone.