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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.

Tyson has 7 variant forms: Thyssen, Tiesen, Ty, Tyce, Tycen, Tyeson and Tyssen.

For more information, see also the related boy name Tayson.


Tyson is a very popular first name for males (#569 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#934 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Tyson and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Tyson (#282), Ty (#424) and Dennis (#491). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tyson, Ty, Dennis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tyson, Ty, Dennis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Dyson, Tychon, Tymon, Tynon and Tyron. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tyson.


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