The name Byron is a boy's name of English origin meaning "barn for cows". Byron is ranked #648 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".
From the experts:
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.