Gender: Male Meaning of Byron: "barn for cows" Origin of Byron: English Byron's Popularity in 2019: #709

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.

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Rank in US: #709

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Pop Culture References for the name Byron

Beyren, Beyron, Biren, Biron, Buiron, Byram, Byrom, Byran


HalloweenGirl04 Says:


Love the name Byron. It's such a strong & confident & masculine name. My best friend named his son Byron Wolf. It's amazing.

danirose01 Says:


I had a really weird coworker named Byron years ago, so there's not even a slight chance of me using it. But I do think it has a nice sound, and I disagree about the too-closeness to Bryan.

headintheclouds Says:


Byron does have that dashing romantic-poet vibe to me because of Lord Byron the poet, but that's the only thing I like about this name. I don't like Bryan as a name, and this just looks like a misspelled Bryan to me. Also the meaning "barn for cows" is not one I'd want to give my son. Lord Byron was also known to be quite a dissolute character too, so he's not that great of an association/namesake.

Guest Says:


This name makes me think of a nerdy bald-headed old man accountant or something. And bunions. I prefer Bryan.

But Lord Byron sure does have a nice ring to it! :)

Aligator_xxx Says:


Love the history behind this, but can't get over that it looks like Bryan misspelled.