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Meaning and name origin
Tyson \t(y)-son\ as a boy's name is pronounced TY-sun. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Tyson is "high-spirited". Also a modern name possibly related to the Old French Tison. In the Middle Ages, women known by the Latin name Dionysia (feminine form of the source of Dennis) were called Dye as a nickname. Over time, this became a surname - "Dye's son", which is also a possible source form of Tyson. Boxing celebrity Mike Tyson.
For more information, see also the related boy name Tayson.
Tyson is a very popular first name for males (#569 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#934 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Tyson for boys (2014 statistics).
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