"son of Dennis"

Tennyson Origin and Meaning

The name Tennyson is 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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Famous People Named Tennyson

  • Lord Alfred Tennysonfamous poet
  • Tennyson Spencer Crowe (2006), son of actor Russell Crowe
  • Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens (18451912), fourth son of Charles Dickens
  • F[ryniwyd] Tennyson Jesse (18881958), writer and criminologist

Tennyson in Pop Culture

  • Benjamin "Ben" Tennysonmain character in Cartoon Network's "Ben 10" series and movies.
  • Female protagonist in Leslie M. M. Blume's book "Tennyson"
  • Tennyson is one of the main characters of the book Bruiser by Neil Shusterman.