Tyus name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Tyus

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

U is for useful, always to others.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons Named Tyus

Notable Persons Named Tyus

Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and →Idaho Stampede in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Tyus was born on May 10th, 1996 in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Tyus Edney

Tyus Edney is a basketball player for the Žalgiris Kaunas, Benetton Treviso, Olympiacos, BC Azovmash, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, and Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna. His career lasted from 1995 to 2010. Tyus was born on February 14th, 1973 in Gardena, California.

Tyus Battle

Tyus Battle is a basketball player. Tyus was born on September 23rd, 1997 in Wayne, New Jersey.

Tyus Jackson

Tyus Jackson is an athlete. Tyus was born on November 22nd, 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyus

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyus

Alex Tyus

Alex Tyus is a basketball player for the Maccabi Ashdod B.C., Pallacanestro Cantù, Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., and Anadolu Efes S.K. in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He was most active from 2011 to present. Alex was born on January 8th, 1988 in St. Louis.

Wyomia Tyus

Wyomia Tyus is an athlete. Wyomia was born on August 29th, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia, United States.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tyus U.S.
  White 16.89% 64.26%
  African American 78.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tyus

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Tyus

  • How Popular is the name Tyus? Tyus is the 11,457th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tyus was the 10,387th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tyus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 922 babies born with the first name Tyus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyus to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tyus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyus is Thursday, January 28th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Tyus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyus was in 1995 with a total of 94 babies.
  • Random Tyus Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyus is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Tyus: The name spelled backwards is Suyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tusy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tyus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,102 people with the last name Tyus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tyus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tyus as their last name.
  • Tyus name meaning

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