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pinWhat does Tyson mean?

Tyson /ty-son/ 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.


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

Affiliated boy name: Tayson.

Tyson has 2 more relations via Dennis: Deon and Dion.

Kreatif forms: Tysonny, Tyton. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Tyson for boys. Tyson was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its apex position of #237 in the U.S. in 2010, and is at #282 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Tyson and related names. Prominent variation forms of Tyson (#282 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Dennis (#491 the previous year), Deon, Dion and Ty (#424). These forms of Tyson were popular with parents during 1970-1979 (median #356) and are somewhat less widespread today (#639, 43.9% less). Dennis is more familiar than the rest, although Ty seems to be gaining favor too, while Dennis, Deon and Dion are now less common.

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

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

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Suggested similar baby 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.