Gender: Male Meaning of Tennyson: "son of Dennis" Origin of Tennyson: English

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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JossieChris Says:


One of my favorite poets, This is my favorite boys name. Adorable nickname, Tenny or nn crush Turtle. Handsome grown man name. Sounds like Remington or Ellington. Ages well. I love it with the middle name James...Tennyson James sounds so nice nn TJ. I even like this on a girl with nn Tizzy.