What does Tyson mean?
Tyson [tyson] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Tayson.Creative forms:
(male) Tasson, Toson, ..
(female) Tysona, Tysoni, .. Middle name pairings:
Tyson Ash (T.A.), ..
How popular is Tyson?
Tyson is a very popular first name for males (#569 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1152 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Tyson was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its apex position of #237 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #315 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Tyson (#315 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Dennis (#496 the previous year), Deon (#1010), Dion (#1279), Ty (#484) and Tyce (#1770). These forms of Tyson were popular with parents during 1950-1959 (median #1296) and have become much less widespread since (#892, 85.8% less usage). Dennis is more familiar than the rest, although Tyson seems to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Dennis are now less common.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Aeson, Anson▲, Aymon, Ayron, Bryson▲, Byron▼, Cason▲, Dayson, Dylon▼, Dyson, Edson, Elson, Eynon, Eyton, Jason▼, Jayson▲, Kason▲, Kyron, Lyon, Lyron, Mason▲, Myron▼, Orson, Ryon, Symon, Syon, Talon▲, Tamson, Tanson, Taron, Taso, Tavon, Taylon, Tayton, Teron, Tevon, Teyton, Theon, Timon, Ton, Toon, Tychon, Tylor▼, Tymon, Tynan, Tynen, Tynin, Tyno, Tynon, Tyron, Tyrone▼ and Urson. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tyson.See names in meaning and etymology.