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Quick Facts on Ty

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 389
Simple meaning:
Land, earth

Characteristics of Ty

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Ty

The name Ty developed as an independently given name from the short form of any one of the following male names: Tyler, Tyson, Tyrone, Tyrell, and Tyrese. As such, there is no specific meaning of the name. Tyler comes from an English surname meaning ‘to tile, to cover’ and Tyson comes from a French nickname indicating one with a fiery temper. Tyrone and Tyrell are popular names within the African-American community, although both are Irish in origin. The English surname Tye originated as a topographical place name to signify a common pasture near a village; probably from “terre” meaning ‘earth’. In any case, Ty has become an independently given name in its own right for over 50 years and mainly in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Ty

The name Ty first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1955. It didn’t do much on the charts initially, but then shot up a remarkable 380 positions between 1958 and 1959. Not coincidentally, 1958 marked the year that handsome matinee idol Tyrone Power’s life was cut short when he died of a heart attack at the young age of 44. This may have had something to do with spurring on the popularity and usage of the name Ty. By the turn of the 21st century, the name would hit its heights of popularity, achieving a spot on the Top 200 list between 2003 and 2005. Currently, the name is on a slow downward trend, but it still enjoys moderate usage. Ty is a short-and-sweet one-syllable name. It’s easy to say, easy to spell, and refreshingly no-nonsense. In the age of trendy or overused names for children, Ty is a welcome break. It’s also got a certain coolness factor – we picture a stand-out athlete, like Ty Cobb, one of the greatest all-around baseball players of all time. Also, in the modern world of instant messaging and texting, “TY” is an abbreviation for Thank You. Thank you for this child; I shall name him Ty!
Popularity of the Boy Name Ty
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Ty

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Ty

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Ty

    Ty We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Ty.

  • Popular Songs on Ty

    Popular Songs on Ty

    Ty - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Ty.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Ty

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Ty

    Ty's Triple Trouble (Eleanor May) - Jump! Flip! Crash! Ty’s skateboarding moves are in big trouble—but so is his volunteer project. And it’s due in three days! Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Ty

    Famous People Named Ty

    Famous People Named Ty - Tyrus “Ty” Cobb (baseball player); Ty Pennington (TV Personality); Tyrone “Ty” Power (actor); Ty (rapper); Ty Page (skateboarder); Ty Lawson (basketball player); Ty Law (football player); Ty Detmer (football player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Ty

    Children of Famous People Named Ty

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Ty - Janet Jones (actress); John Grisham (author); Mark Harmon (actor); Wayne Gretzky (hockey player)

  • Historic Figures

    Ty - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Ty Cobb (18 Dec 1886 – 17 Jul 1961) - Ty Cobb was determined to make it as a professional baseball player from the time of his early youth in Georgia. Against his parents’ wishes, he signed with the minor league Augusta baseball team at the age of 17 and immediately became a stand-out player. A famous sportswriter of the time dubbed him the “Georgia Peach” which would become one of Ty Cobb’s many nicknames. The following year, Cobb signed with the major leagues and went to work for the Detroit Tigers. Ty Cobb was mainly known for his exceptional batting averages. In 1907, he hit .350 and led his team to the World Series. His highest batting average happened in 1911 when he hit .420 (this means Cobb hit the ball 42% of the time at bat). To this day, Ty Cobb’s name shows up on the list of 100 highest batting averages in a single season a whopping 10 times – more than any other player in history! He still holds the all-time career record at .367; a nearly impossible statistic to break. Known as a fierce competitor, Cobb dominated the game of his time and became the biggest attraction in baseball. He was truly considered a baseball genius and he mastered every aspect of his craft. As one of the first inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, he was voted the best all-around player of all time ahead of the legendary Babe Ruth. Admired for his baseball prowess was he, although Cobb was not as loveable as Babe Ruth. He had a reputation for ruthlessness and a “rotten disposition”. He was argumentative, fiercely competitive, a bully and a loner. Even he himself said: "When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."

Personality of the Boy Name Ty

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Ty

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