Tennyson name meaning

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in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tennyson

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  1. Englishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892)

From a Middle English variant of Dennis + -son.

  1. An English patronymic surname.
  2. Alfred Tennyson, English poet and playwright.

Notable Persons Named Tennyson

Notable Persons Named Tennyson

Tennyson Guyer

Tennyson Guyer was a congressman. His most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to 1981. Tennyson was born on November 29th, 1912 in Findlay, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on April 12th, 1981.

Tennyson Opoku

Tennyson Opoku is an athlete for the Aduana Stars.

Tennyson Mings

Tennyson Mings is an athlete for the Brittons Hill.

Tennyson Sonkey

Tennyson Sonkey is a sports team member for the R.O.C. de Charleroi-Marchienne.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tennyson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tennyson

The Lord Tennyson

The Lord Tennyson was a Governor-General of Australia and Governor of South Australia. He was most active from 1903 to 1904. The was born on August 11th, 1852 in Twickenham. He passed away on December 2nd, 1928.

Lionel Tennyson

Lionel Tennyson was a cricketer. Lionel was born on November 7th, 1889 in Westminster, London, England. He breathed his last breath on June 6th, 1951.

Matt Tennyson

Matt Tennyson is a hockey player for the San Jose Sharks in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2012 to present. Matt was born on April 23rd, 1990 in Minneapolis.

Frederick Tennyson

Frederick Tennyson is a poet.

Jonathan Tennyson

Jonathan Tennyson is a physicist. Jonathan was given the name Charles Jonathan Penrose Tennyson on May 11th, 1955.

Emilia Tennyson

  • Nick Tennyson
    Secretary of North Carolina Department of Transportation

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tennyson U.S.
  White 74.50% 64.26%
  African American 18.69% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.02% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tennyson

People with the last name Tennyson are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tennyson

  • How Popular is the name Tennyson? Tennyson is the 9,012th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tennyson was the 8,060th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tennyson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,347 babies born with the first name Tennyson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tennyson to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tennyson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tennyson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tennyson is Sunday, March 3rd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Tennyson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tennyson was in 2014 with a total of 48 babies.
  • Random Tennyson Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tennyson is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Tennyson: The name spelled backwards is Nosynnet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oytennsn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tennyson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,110 people with the last name Tennyson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tennyson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tennyson as their last name.
  • Tennyson name meaning

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