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Gender: M Meaning of Byron: "barn for cows" Origin of Byron: English Byron's Popularity in 2013: #516

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For centuries, this name had a romantic, windswept image due to its strong connection to the poet Lord Byron, who inspired its use as a first name. It is one of those surprise names that's appeared on the Top 1000 every year since 1880, though now is at its nadir at Number 516.

William Faulkner used Byron for characters in two of his novels--Light in August and The Town' It was seen as a character on Arrested Development (the real name of Buster), is the appellation of several high-scoring athletes, was given to his son by Lost 's Matthew Fox in 2001 and--trivia tidbit bonus--was James Dean's middle name.

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Famous People Named Byron

George Gordon, Lord Byron, English Romantic poet
Byron Raymond White, NFL player and U.S. Supreme Court justice
(John) Byron Nelson, Jr., American pro golfer
Byron Bell, American football player
Byron Maxwell, American football player
Byron Leftwich, American football player
Byron Larkin, American basketball player
Byron Antom Scott, American basketball player and head coach
Byron Gallimore, American country music producer
Byron Allen, American comic and television personality
Byron Cage, American gospel singer
Byron Leslie Dorgan, former U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Byron Black, Zimbabwean tennis player
Byron Talbot, South African tennis player
Byron Cherry, American actor, businessman, entrepreneur
Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby player
Byron Krieger, American fencer
Byron Piedra, Ecuadorian runner
Byron Fox, son of actor Matthew Fox
Augusta Ada Byron (commonly known as Ada Lovelace), daughter of Lord Byron

Pop Culture References for the Name Byron

Byron Sully aka "Sully," from "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman"
Byron, Pokemon gym leader
Byron Montgomery, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Byron Pike, character in "The Baby-Sitters Club" book series
Byron Watson, character in "The Watsons Go to Birmingham- 1963"
Byron Kaneb, character in TV series "Boston Legal"
Byron Rannt, video-game character in "Sims 3: Moonlight Bay"

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