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Tyson is a strong and robust baby name for boys. With its meaning that denotes a fighter in both the classical and modern age, Tyson remains highly relevant in popular culture. Tyson Granger is the protagonist of the Beyblade series, and Tyson the Cyclops was a character in the Percy Jackson series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Tyson:

Old French: Firebrand, agitator, high-spirited person
Greek: Follower of Dionysus

Origin of the name Tyson:

Tyson first arose as an English surname. The surname derived from the Old French term tison (meaning “firebrand” or “high-spirited person”). Alternatively, some etymologists believe that Tyson is a dialectical variant of Dyson. This name is a metronymic surname of Dye (a medieval nickname that meant “follower of Dionysus”).

Symbolism of the name Tyson:

Tyson originates from the Old French word for “agitator” or “firebrand.” The symbol for firebrand is the lit torch or burning wood.

Style of the name Tyson:

Classic

Gender of the name Tyson:

Tyson is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Tyson:

TIE-sən

Number of syllables in the name Tyson:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Tyson:

The name Tyson evokes feelings of toughness and tenacity.

Alternative spellings for the name Tyson:

  • Tysen
  • Tyeson
  • Tycen
  • Tysun
  • Tison
  • Thaison
  • Tiesen
  • Tyssen
  • Thyssen

Nicknames for the name Tyson:

  • Ty
  • Tye
  • Tyce
  • Son
  • Sonnie
  • Sonny

Popularity of the name Tyson:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Tyson was the 372nd most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Tyson:

Great middle names for Tyson and their meanings:

  • Armand (army man)
  • Colby (coal town)
  • Drake (dragon)
  • Ezra (helper, protector, aid)
  • Fergus (man of vigor)
  • Gadiel (God is my fortune)
  • Keith (woodland, forest, battleground)
  • Placido (quiet, calm, tranquil)
  • Ross (promontory, headland, cape)
  • Samson (sun)
  • Wyclef (dwelling near white cliff)

Famous people with the name Tyson:

  • Tyson Asi Alualu (football player)
  • Tyson Brett Ballou (model)
  • Tyson Beckford (supermodel)
  • Tyson Cleotis Chandler (basketball player)
  • Tyson James Farago (soccer player)
  • Tyson Lee Griffin (mixed martial artist)
  • Tyson Scott Nash (ice hockey player)
  • Tyson Jay Ritter (singer)
  • Tyson William Ross (baseball player)
  • Tyson Aaron Wheeler (basketball player)

Tyson in popular culture:

  • Tyson Granger (protagonist of the Beyblade series)
  • Tyson the Cyclops (character in the Percy Jackson series)
  • Tyson Rios (character in the Army of Two series)=