How popular is the baby name Tyrann in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Tyrann.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Tyrann

Posts that Mention the Name Tyrann

Where did the baby name Tyrann come from?

In 2012, the name Tyrann debuted in the U.S. baby name data:

  • 2020: 10 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2019: 9 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2018: 5 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2017: 8 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2016: 18 baby boys named Tyrann
    • 10 born in Arizona specifically
  • 2015: 15 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2014: 8 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2013: 18 baby boys named Tyrann
  • 2012: 15 baby boys named Tyrann [debut]
  • 2011: unlisted
  • 2010: unlisted


Because of football player Tyrann (pronounced tie-rahn) Mathieu.

The name’s debut followed Tyrann’s successful (if short) 2-year college football career with Louisiana State University. In 2011, not only was Tyrann a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, but he also picked up the fantastic nickname “the honey badger.” (That was the year the infamous Honey Badger video went viral.)

He has played in the NFL since 2013, starting with the Arizona Cardinals.

Since 2019, he has been with the Kansas City Chiefs. Notably, the Chiefs voted Tyrann team MVP over quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2019.

What do you think of the baby name Tyrann?

Sources: Tyrann Mathieu – Wikipedia, The Chiefs’ MVP isn’t Patrick Mahomes, it’s Tyrann Mathieu

Top Baby Boy Name Debuts of 2012

There weren’t many high-hitting boy name debuts on the SSA’s 2012 baby name list:

  1. Naksh, 28 baby boys
  2. Viaan, 23
  3. Shenouda, 21
  4. Tyrann, 15
  5. Dmoni, 14
  6. Ardan, 13
  7. Uwais, 13
  8. Kaydien, 12
  9. Arkan, 11
  10. Brettly, 11
  11. Maejor, 11
  12. Viyan, 11

Debut names from the 10-babies-and-under group include Cesc, Wale, Banx, Finnick, Mayjor, Savage, Logic, Maijor, Pinches, Avrumy, Greatness, Grimm, Hawkeye, Truce, Anchor, Ducati, Great, Hsa, Iggy, Romance, Scholar, Sodbileg and Wulfric.

Where do these names come from?

Here are some possible explanations:

  • Brettly – from reality show “American Restoration” cast member Brettly.
  • Dmoni – variant of Domani, which jumped in usage in 2012. Domani is one of the kids on the reality TV show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.”
  • Finnick – from Hunger Games character Finnick Odair.
  • Grimm – from TV drama “Grimm.”
  • Hawkeye – from The Avengers character Hawkeye.
  • Maejor, Maijor, Mayjor – variants of Major, which made big gains last year. Major is one of the kids on the reality TV show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.”
  • Naksh – from Indian TV drama “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai,” in which characters Akshara (played by Hina Khan) and Naitik (played by Karan Mehra) have a baby boy named Naksh in early 2012.
  • Shenouda – from Pope Shenouda III, Pope of the Church of Alexandria, who died March of 2012.
  • Tyrann – from football player Tyrann Mathieu.
  • Viaan, Viyan – from the son of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. The baby was born in mid-2012.
  • Wale – from rapper Wale. (His stage name is a short form of his birth name, Olubowale.)

Can you come up with explanations for any of the others?

Here’s last year’s debut list.