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 "Choose Their Stage Names".
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.