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Gender: male
Pronunciation: TY-rohn, TIR-own, ty-ROWN, tie-RON, ty-ROAN, TY-roan
Meaning: sovereign, king, land of the noble, land of Owen (Greek/Gaelic)
Related Names: Kyrone, Tirohn, Tirone, Tirown, Ty, Tyron, Tyronne, Tyrus

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 523


Name: tyrone Origin: {{{origin}}}, [[Category:{{{origin}}} Names]], [[Category:{{{origin}}} Given Names]] Meaning (no case): sovereign, king, land of the noble, land of owen (greek/gaelic)



The name Tyrone is believed to derive from the Greek “Turannos” meaning “sovereign” or “king.” Additionally, Tryone is a location name in Ulster county in northern Ireland, which is believed to derive from the Irish Gaelic “Tir Eoghain”meaning “land of Eoghan” or “land of the noble.” “Owen” is an anglicized form of “Eoghan,” so it also means “land of Owen.”


According to the 1990 United States Census, Tyrone ranked as the 242nd most popular male first name and the 32,670th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boy's names eight decades since 1880, including each of the last eight. In the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 600 most popular boy's names every year from 2000 (411th) through 2006 (575th).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Tyrone in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:575th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:576th
  • Year: 2004 Rank:562nd
  • Year: 2003 Rank:545th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:507th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:459th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:411th


  • “Tyrone” is the name of locations in Colorado, Georgia, Missouri, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania, USA. “Tyrone Township” is also a location in Michigan and Pennsylvania, USA.


  • “Call Tyrone” is the name of a song by hip hop, R&B singer Erykah Badu.
  • “Tyrone Slothrop” is a character in the novel “Gravity’s Rainbow” by Thomas Pynchon.
  • “Tyrone Biggums,” played by Dave Chappelle, is a squeaky-voiced crack addict on the television comedy “The Chappelle Show.”
  • A variety of characters in the play “Long Day's Journey Into Night,” by Eugene O’Neill, bear the surname Tyrone, including James, Linda, Jamie and Edmund.
  • "Basketball Jones featuring Tyrone Shoelaces" is the name of a song by "Cheech and Chong" from 1973. It appeared on the album "Los Cochinos."


  • Lionel Tyrone Willingham (Ty Willingham) – University of Washington football coach and former football coach of Notre Dame.
  • Tyrone Carter – Strong safety with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. – 20th century American film and theatrical actor.
  • Tyrone Anthony Wheatley – Former NFL running back. In college, he was named the “Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year” in 1992.
  • Upton Tyrone Williams – Former professional football player (cornerback) who won Super Bowl XXXII with the Green Bay Packers in 1998.
  • Alfred Tyrone Cooke - Flight Lieutenant and hero of the Indo-Pakistani wars.


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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about TyroneRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning sovereign, king, land of the noble, land of Owen (Greek/Gaelic)  +
Meaningnc sovereign, king, land of the noble, land of owen (greek/gaelic)  +
Name tyrone  +
Origin {{{origin}}}  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation TY-rohn, TIR-own, ty-ROWN, tie-RON, ty-ROAN, TY-roan  +
Rank in 2000s 523  +
Related Kyrone  +, Tirohn  +, Tirone  +, Tirown  +, Ty  +, Tyron  +, Tyronne  +, and Tyrus  +
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