Tyrone: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Tyrone

From an Irish-Gaelic name meaning "born of the yew tree." But don't let the yew tree take any credit for all Tyrone's mama's hard work, dammit. We know good and well how he was born.

Nicknames:

Ty.

Famous people named Tyrone:

Actors Tyrone Giordano, Tyrone Power, and Tyrone "Ty" Hodges; football players Tyrone Keys, Tyrone Carter, Tyrone Poole, Tyrone Willingham, and Tyrone Wheatley,; singers Tyrone Davis, Tyrone Wells, and Boyd Tyrone "Ty" Herndon.

Fun fact:

Who could forget Erykah Badu's song "Tyrone," about her slacker boyfriend and his equally slacky friends?

More Inspiration:

Terrific Two-Syllable Boy Names,