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Meaning and name origin

Tyrone \t(y)-ro-ne\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Tirone, Tirohn, Tirown, Tyron and Tyronne.

For more information, see also related boy names Eoghan, Kyrone and Tyrus.


Tyrone is a very popular first name for males (#242 out of 1220, Top 20%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32670 out of 88799, Top 37%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tyrone for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tyrone and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Tyrone (#844), Eoghan and Tyron. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Tyrone is also pronounced similarly to Taron and Teron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tyrone.


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