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Gender: Male Meaning of Byron: "barn for cows" Origin of Byron: English Byron's Popularity in 2017: #648

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 and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Duggarlike Game: With a twist!".

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.

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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
Byron Katie (female), American speaker and author
Byron Langley, South African Model and Actor
Byron Lovelace, Grandson of Lord Byron

Pop Culture References for the name Byron

Byron Sully, character on TV's "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman"
Byron, steel-type gym leader in the Pokemon video games and anime
Byron Montgomery, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Byron Pike, character in "The Baby-Sitters Club" book series; triplet brothers Adam and Jordan Pike
Byron Watson, character in "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963"
Byron Kaneb, character on TV's "Boston Legal"
Byron Rannt, character in video game "Sims 3: Moonlight Bay"
Byron "Buster" Bluth, character in "Arrested Development"
Byron, character on TV's "H2O: Just Add Water"
Byron Bay, coastal town in Australia
Byron Wagner, the king of Stein in the game "Midnight Cinderella"

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


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.