Gender: Male Meaning of Tyson: "firebrand" Origin of Tyson: English Tyson's Popularity in 2019: #354

Tyson Origin and Meaning

The name Tyson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "firebrand".

As parents were finding too many Tylers at the neighborhood playground, they began looking to Tyson as an alternative, no longer concerned with possible connections to Mike Tyson or Tyson chicken.

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Abbott Says:


This name has grown on me :)

thenameprincess Says:


I really love this name and I love the idea of the nn nugget because of Tyson chicken. I really like that it is recognizable but unique.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I used to want to use this name for a lite girl but now I like it more as a boys name :)

lesliemarion Says:


Man, Mike Tyson and factory farmed chicken would be enough to send me to any other name first!