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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.TIE-sən
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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-).
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Categories

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