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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

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”).

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

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Nicknames for Tyson

The name Tyson evokes feelings of toughness and tenacity. For such a name, it's important to pair it with a fun and playful nickname. We've compiled a list of nicknames below to help get you inspired:

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

Tyson Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Tyson is traditionally considered a boys name.

Pronunciation: TIE-sən

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Tyson

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

Tyson Name Popularity

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

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