"son of Dennis"

Tennyson Origin and Meaning

The name Tennyson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Dennis".

Few people would have considered the surname of this famous Victorian poet as a first name until Russell Crowe chose it for his son in 2006. But, as a rhythmic three-syllable patronymic, Tennyson has a lot going for it, not least of all the appealing nickname Tenny; it would make a novel choice for the son of a Dennis.

Other options: The poet's first name, Alfred, or the name of another esteemed bard, such as Eliot, Poe, Byron, Lowell or Lorca.

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Famous People Named Tennyson

  • Lord Alfred Tennysonfamous poet
  • Tennyson Spencer Crowe (2006), son of actor Russell Crowe
  • Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens (18451912), fourth son of Charles Dickens
  • F[ryniwyd] Tennyson Jesse (18881958), writer and criminologist

Tennyson in Pop Culture

  • Benjamin "Ben" Tennysonmain character in Cartoon Network's "Ben 10" series and movies.
  • Female protagonist in Leslie M. M. Blume's book "Tennyson"
  • Tennyson is one of the main characters of the book Bruiser by Neil Shusterman.