Tyson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Tyson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Tyson

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Tyson means "Gods gift".
  2. A submission from Kentucky, U.S. says the name Tyson means "Gift of god".
  3. A user from Canada says the name Tyson is of French origin and means "Gift of the gods".
  4. A user from Florida, U.S. says the name Tyson is of Scandinavian origin and means "Son of Tyr (God of War)".
  5. A user from Louisiana, U.S. says the name Tyson means "Given by god".
  6. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Tyson means "Fire-brand" and is of French origin.
  7. A user from Minnesota, U.S. says the name Tyson means "Awesome".
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  1. United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (born in 1966)

Nickname from Old French tison (“firebrand”). Also a patronymic surname, variant of Dyson, from Dennis +‎ -son.

  • In the U.S.A. adopted by a German family who came to America (Germantown, PA) in 1683, originally named Teisen "son of Theiss", which was short for Matthias. Original spellings were Theisen, Theissen, Teisen, Teison.
  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Tyson

Notable Persons Named Tyson

Tyson Fury

Tyson was born on August 12th, 1988 in Manchester, England.

Tyson Kidd

Tyson Kidd is a wrestler. Tyson was born on July 11th, 1980 in Calgary.

Tyson Gay

Tyson Gay is an athlete. Tyson was born on August 9th, 1982 in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.

Tyson Chandler

Tyson Chandler is a basketball player for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Charlotte Hornets, and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association. His ongoing career started in 2001. Tyson was born on October 2nd, 1982 in Hanford, California.

Tyson Ritter

Tyson Ritter is an alternative rock and pop punk musician. He plays Piano, Bass guitar, Guitar, Vibraphone, Recorder (musical instrument), Pedal steel guitar, Broom, Marxophone, and Vocals. He has been prominent since 1997. Tyson was given the name Tyson Jay Ritter on April 24th, 1984 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.

Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford is a model. Tyson was born on December 19th, 1970 in Rochester, New York, U.S.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyson

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is a boxer. Mike was born on June 30th, 1966 in New York, U.S.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a scientist in the fields of astrophysics, physical cosmology, and science communication. Neil was born on October 5th, 1958 in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson is an actress. She was most active from 1951 to present. Cicely was born on December 18th, 1924 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Richard Tyson

His most notable accomplishments were from 1986 to present. Richard was given the name Richard Martin Tyson on February 13th, 1961 in Mobile, Alabama.

Ian Tyson

Ian Tyson is a country music, folk music, western music (north america), and country rock musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1959. Ian was given the name Ian Dawson Tyson on September 25th, 1933 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Cathy Tyson

Cathy Tyson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Cathy was given the name Catherine Tyson on June 12th, 1965 in Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England.

  • Nora W. Tyson
  • Laura Tyson
    Director of the National Economic Council
  • Sylvia Tyson
  • Ray Luv
  • Donald J. Tyson
  • Keith Tyson
  • DeAngelo Tyson
  • Jerrad Tyson
    Soccer Player
  • Lawrence Tyson
    Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
  • Edward Tyson
  • Charles McGhee Tyson
  • Dom Tyson
  • James Tyson
    Sheep Farming
  • Michael Tyson

Common last names for Tyson

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  • Brown
  • Williams

Common first names for Tyson

  • James
  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Charles
  • George
  • Thomas
  • Willie
  • Henry
  • Margaret
  • Joseph
  • J
  • David
  • Annie
  • Harry
  • Elizabeth
  • Edward

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tyson U.S.
  White 52.86% 64.26%
  African American 41.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tyson

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

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Fun Facts about the name Tyson

  • What name lists does Tyson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Tyson? Tyson is the 1,118th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tyson was the 1,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tyson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44,032 babies born with the first name Tyson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyson to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tyson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyson is Wednesday, March 8th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Tyson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyson was in 2009 with a total of 1,491 babies. That's a lot of babies named Tyson!
  • Random Tyson Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyson ranks 111th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Tyson: The name spelled backwards is Nosyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Oynts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tyson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,947 people with the last name Tyson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tyson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Tyson as their last name.
  • Tyson name meaning

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