Tyson - boys name

Tyson name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 85%

Tyson name meaning:

The name Tyson is of English origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Old French word "tison," which means "firebrand" or "burning wood." This suggests a fiery and passionate nature, someone who is full of energy and enthusiasm. Another possible meaning is that it is a variant of the name Tysen, which is a diminutive form of the name Matthew. In this context, Tyson can be seen as a shorter, more modern version of Matthew, carrying similar qualities such as strength and gift of God.

In recent years, the name Tyson has gained popularity due to its association with the American boxer Mike Tyson. This connection adds a sense of power and toughness to the name. Overall, the name Tyson conveys characteristics of energy, passion, strength, and a touch of rebellion. It is a name that suggests a vibrant and dynamic personality, making it a strong choice for parents looking for a name that reflects these qualities in their son.

Origin: German

Son of Ty.


Surnames, Unisex names

Other boys names beginning with T


Overall UK ranking: 704 out of 4789

49 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Tyson

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