Tyrone is a powerful and urban name in modern times. It originates from ancient Ireland, where it was the title of a county. As of 2021, Tyrone is a top 2,500 option.

Meaning of the name Tyrone:

Irish: land of Owen, land of Eoghan

Origin of the name Tyrone:

Tyrone originated as a name in Ireland first. It was the title of a country, coming from the Gaelic phrase “Tir Eoghain.” Tyrone became the anglicized version. It came to America in the twentieth century, becoming popularized because of actor Tyrone Power.

Symbolism of the name Tyrone:

The baby name Tyrone means “land of Eoghan” when translating from the original phrase, “Tir Eoghain.” Most agree that “Eoghan” is the Gaelic form of “Owen.” The modern meaning of Tyrone is “land of Owen” for that reason.

Style of the name Tyrone:


Gender of the name Tyrone:

Tyrone is an urban name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Tyrone:


Number of syllables in the name Tyrone:


Emotion evoked from the name Tyrone:

Tyrone feels trendy and urban. It is a strong and refined option.

Alternative spellings for the name Tyrone:

  • Tyron
  • Tyronne
  • Tyronn
  • Tirone
  • Tironne
  • Tironn
  • Tiron

Nicknames for the name Tyrone:

  • Ty
  • Ty Ty
  • Ron
  • Ronny
  • Ronnie
  • Rone
  • Tyr

Popularity of the name Tyrone:

Tyrone became a top 1,000 option for the first time in America in 1937. It was number 720 in that year. Tyrone remained on the top 1,000 list until 2017 when it was at rank 995. It did best in 1970 at number 132. As of 2021, Tyrone is a top 2,500 option at rank 2,456.

Related names for the name Tyrone:

Great middle names for Tyrone and their meanings:

  • Roarke (champion)
  • Neil (cloud, passionate, victory, honor, champion)
  • Marcus (polite, shining, dedicated to Mars)
  • Corwin (heart's friend, companion)
  • Kevin (handsome, beautiful)
  • Douglas (dark water, dark stream, dark river)
  • Michael (who is like God?)
  • Kyle (narrow, sound, strait)

Famous people with the name Tyrone:

  • Tyrone Power (actor, “The Mark of Zorro”)
  • Tyrone Power Jr. (actor, “The Christmas Colt”)
  • Tyrone Giordano (actor, “The Family Stone”)
  • Tyrone Davis (R&B singer)
  • Tyrone Wells (singer)
  • Tyrone Taylor (rapper)
  • Tyrone Mears (soccer player)
  • Tyrone Spong (boxer)

Tyrones in popular culture:

  • Tyrone Rugen (character from “The Princess Bride”)
  • “Tyrone” (song by Erykah Badu)
  • Tyrone (character from “The Backyardigans”)
  • Tyrone Dobbs (character from “Coronation Street”)
  • Tyrone (character from “Gravity Falls”)