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What does Tyrone mean?

Tyrone Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: gaelic, power.


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

Affiliated boy names: Eoghan, Kyrone and Tyrus.

Creative forms:
(male) Tarone, Tyrore, ..

(female) Tyroie, Tyrony, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tyrone Juelz (T.J.), ..

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)

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyrone name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyrone, Tyron, Tyronne, Tyrus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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