[ 1 syll. ty ] The baby boy name Ty is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. It is pronounced as Tay †. Ty is largely used in the English and Scandinavian languages, and its origin is Vietnamese, English, Old English, Old Norse, Celtic, and Old French. The name is used as a short form of names starting with 'Ty-'.
Ty is a variant of the name Tai (Vietnamese).
Ty is also a contraction of the name Tyler (English).
Ty is also a variant of the name Tyr (Scandinavian).
Ty is also an English contraction of the name Tyrone (English and Irish).
Ty is also a contraction of the name Tyrrell (English).
Ty is also a contraction of the name Tyson (English).
Ty is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1950s; before that, it was of very light use only. Its usage peaked modestly in 2005 with 0.115% of baby boys being given the name Ty. Its ranking then was #169. In 2012, its usage was 0.044% and its ranking #349, and it was the 3rd most popular after Tyler and Tyson, among all boy names in its group. In 2012, Tyler's use outnumbered Ty's by 9 times. Ty has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Ty: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"