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Gender: M Origin of Ty: Diminutive of various Ty-beginning names Ty's Popularity in 2015: #484

As Tyler has begun to recede, a number of parents, including the Wayne Gretzkys, have cut straight to the livelier short form.

One thing that may be holding the name back is the tarnished legacy of baseball hall of famer Ty Cobb, who gained a reputation for racist and violent behavior. Ty slipped 60 places to Number 484 last year.

Famous People Named Ty

Tyler Gerald "Ty" Burrell, American actor
(Gary) Tygert Burton "Ty" Pennington, American TV host and carpenter
(Eric) Tyrone "Ty" Hodges, American actor
Ty Panitz, American actor
Ty Segall, American musician
Ty Parker Schuette, American actor
Ty Warner, American founder of toy company Ty, Inc.
Ty Gedrick, son of actor Jason Gedrick
Ty Grisham, son of novelist John Grisham
Ty Peter Tennant, son of actors Georgia Moffett and David Tennant
Ty Murray, American world-champion rodeo cowboy; ex-husband of Jewel

Pop Culture References for the name Ty

Ty Blue, character on TV's "Shake it Up"
Tyler "Ty" Harper, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
"Ty the Tasmanian Tiger," video game
Ty, character in the arcade game "Pit Fighter"
Ty Lee, female character on animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Tiberius "Ty" Blackthorn, character on Cassandra Clare's "The Dark Artifices" book series
Ty Borden, character on CBC's Heartland