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What does Tyrell mean?

Tyrell Pronunciation of Tyrell as a boys' name is pronounced tye-REL, TER-el. Possibly (Old French) "puller", and started as a nickname for a stubborn person, implying a comparison with a horse that uncooperatively pulls on the reins. Also possibly derivative of Tyr, the name of the Scandinavian god of battle. Tuesday was named for Tyr. Also form of Thorald.


ASSOCIATED WITH old, stubborn (faithful), scandinavian, battle (war)


VARIANTS Terrell, Tirell, Tyrel, Tyrelle, Tyrrel, Tyrrell



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How popular is Tyrell?

Tyrell is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1019 out of 1220, Top 84%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#17561 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Tyrell entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #354 in the U.S. in 1992, and is presently at #1167. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Terrell (#964 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) and Tyrel are the popular alternative forms of Tyrell (#1167) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Tyrell was at its highest 26 years ago (AVERAGE #533) and is now significantly diminished, with versions such as Tyrell going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyrell, Terrell, Tyrel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tyrell and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tyrell is alike in pronunciation to Tarrall, Terell, Terrall, Terrel, Terrelle, Terrill, Terryl, Terryll, Tirrell and Toril. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Abyell (see Abiel), Aeriell, Anwell, Ardell, Ariell, Avrell, Avryll, Axell, Bell, Burnell, Capell, Cardell, Carnell, Caryll, Cordell, Cyrill, Danell, Derell, Derrell, Durell, Ewell, Farrell, Gerall, Jamell, Jarell, Jarvell, Jerell, Jorell, Kyrell, Kyrill, Ladell, Larell, Latrell, Lonell, Lovell, Lowell, Lydell, Lyell, Lyinell, Lyndell, Maurell, Merrell, Morell, Mykell, Norwell, Nowell, Pernell, Purcell, Ranell, Raynell, Rydell, Sorrell, Tareek, Tore, Torkill, Trail, Traill, Tynell, Tyree, Tyrone, Tyrus, Udell, Verill, Wadell and Wardell. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tyrell.