Given Name TYSON

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: TIE-sən  [details]

Meaning & History

From an English surname which could be derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison meaning "firebrand". Alternatively, it could be a variant of DYSON. A famous bearer of the surname was boxer Mike Tyson (1966-).
DIMINUTIVE: Ty

Categories

athletes, fire, surnames, Survivor greats, uncertain etymology
Entry updated October 11, 2012