"barn for cows"

Byron Origin and Meaning

The name Byron is a boy's name of English origin meaning "barn for cows".

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.

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.

# 835 in the US

Byron Rank in US Top 1000

# 482 on Nameberry

Byron Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Byron Popularity

Famous People Named Byron

  • George GordonLord Byron, English Romantic poet
  • Byron Raymond WhiteNFL player and U.S. Supreme Court justice
  • (John) Byron Nelson Jr.American pro golfer
  • Byron BellAmerican football player
  • Byron MaxwellAmerican football player
  • Byron LeftwichAmerican football player
  • Byron LarkinAmerican basketball player
  • Byron Antom ScottAmerican basketball player and head coach
  • Byron GallimoreAmerican country music producer
  • Byron AllenAmerican comic and television personality
  • Byron CageAmerican gospel singer
  • Byron Leslie Dorganformer U.S. Senator from North Dakota
  • Byron BlackZimbabwean tennis player
  • Byron TalbotSouth African tennis player
  • Byron CherryAmerican actor, businessman, entrepreneur
  • Byron KelleherNew Zealand rugby player
  • Byron KriegerAmerican fencer
  • Byron PiedraEcuadorian runner
  • Byron Foxson of actor Matthew Fox
  • Byron Katie (female)American speaker and author
  • Byron LangleySouth African Model and Actor
  • Byron LovelaceGrandson of Lord Byron

Byron in Pop Culture

  • Byron Sullycharacter on TV's "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman"
  • Byronsteel,type gym leader in the Pokemon video games and anime
  • Byron Montgomerycharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Byron Pikecharacter in "The Baby,Sitters Club" book series; triplet brothers Adam and Jordan Pike
  • Byron Watsoncharacter in "The Watsons Go to Birmingham , 1963"
  • Byron Kanebcharacter on TV's "Boston Legal"
  • Byron Ranntcharacter in video game "Sims 3: Moonlight Bay"
  • Byron "Buster" Bluthcharacter in "Arrested Development"
  • Byroncharacter on TV's "H2O: Just Add Water"
  • Byron Baycoastal town in Australia
  • Byron Wagnerthe king of Stein in the game "Midnight Cinderella"
  • Byron Henrycharacter in the mini series for TV 'The Winds of War ' and 'War and remembrance '