Tyrone - Meaning of Tyrone
[ 2 syll. ty-ro-ne, tyr-one ] The baby boy name Tyrone is pronounced as TayROW-N or T-ERow-N †. Tyrone is used predominantly in the English and Irish languages. It is derived from Celtic origins. It is from the word 'tir' which means land. The first name is derived from surname, itself from the Irish county name, of the Gaelic 'Tir Eoghain' meaning 'land of Eoghan' or 'land of Owen'. The name was popularized by the US film stars Tyrone Power, Sr, and his son Tyrone Power, Jr, also known as 'Ty Power'.
Tyrone is a widely used name; it has 40 variations. Variations of Tyrone include Kyrone, Tayron, Tayrone, Teirone, Tereon, Terion, Terione, Teron, Terone, Terrion, Terrione, Terriyon, Terron, Terrone, Terronn, Terryon, Tirohn, Tiron, Tirone, Tirown, Tirus, Turone, Tye, Tyraine, Tyran, Tyrane, Tyrese, Tyrin, Tyrinn, and Tyrion. The contraction Ty, and the variant spelling Tyron are other English forms.
See also the related form, Lerone (English).
Tyrone is unusual as a baby boy name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1970 with 0.133% of baby boys being given the name Tyrone. It was #132 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a marked fall in popularity since then, and is currently of irregular use. Among the family of boy names directly linked to Tyrone, Ty was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Tyrone include Terone, Tyron, Taran, Tarin, Tarmyn, Tarone, Taroon, Taroone, Taroun, Taroune, Tarun, Taryn, Taurin, Tayrone, Teirone, Terrin, Terrone, Terronn, Terrun, and Terryn.
† Pronunciation for Tyrone: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"