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Gender: Female Origin of Tyra: Scandinavian, feminine variation of Tyr, an ancient Indo-European god

The name Tyra is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Tyra and is often added to lists like Early African-American Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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High profile supermodel/entrepreneur Tyra Banks has put this name in the spotlight, endowing it with her confident, superattractive image.

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Famous People Named Tyra

Tyra Lynne Banks, American supermodel and TV personality
Tyra, Princess of Denmark
Tyra Shardell Bolling, American singer
Tyra Ferrell, American actress
Tyra Vaughn, American actress
Tyra Turner, American beach volleyball player
Tyra Misoux, German adult film actress
Tyra Sanchez, stage name of James Ross IV, American drag queen ("RuPaul's Drag Race")

Pop Culture References for the name Tyra

Tyra Collette, character on TV's "Friday Night Lights"
Tyra Hamilton, character on American soap "The Young and the Restless"
Tyra Nordbo, character in the Man-Kzin Wars book series

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Jinxgirl Says:


Tyra is cute but it's difficult to separate the name from Banks.

ldougie Says:


This is so cute I can't even.