Tyra

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14k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tyra

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  • According to a user from Colorado, United States, the name Tyra is of Scandinavian origin and means "Of Tyr; God of War".
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Wiktionary

A Latinized form of Old Danish Thyrvi, from Old Norse Þórr (“Thor”) and a second element of debated meaning.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Tyra

Tyra Banks is a model. Tyra was given the name Tyra Lynne Banks on December 4th, 1973 in , U.S.

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Tyra Sanchez is a drag queen. Tyra was given the name James William Ross IV on April 22nd, 1988 in Gainesville, Florida, U.S. Tyra is also known as James Ross.

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Tyra Collette is a waitress, high school student, college student at the university of texas at austin, and university of texas at austin.

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Tyra Ferrell is an actress. She was most prominent from 1981 to present. Tyra was born on January 28th, 1962 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Tyra was born on January 3rd, 1983 in Berlin.

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Tyra B is a contemporary r&b singer-songwriter, dancer, and dance. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to 2004. Tyra was given the name Tyra Shardell Bolling on June 27th, 1985.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyra

Thomas Tyra was a music education, bandmaster, composer, arrangement, and lyricist. His career lasted from 1953 to 1989. Thomas was given the name Thomas Norman Tyrakowski on April 17th, 1933 in Cicero, Illinois, USA. He left this life on July 7th, 1995.

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Charlie Tyra is a basketball player for the Pittsburgh Rens, New York Knicks, and Washington Wizards. He was most active from 1957 to 1963. Charlie was born on August 16th, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Ralf was born in 1958 in Osnabrück.

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How popular is the baby name Tyra in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 5 5 0
1915 6 6 0
1918 9 9 0
1921 5 0 5
1926 7 7 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 7 7 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 22 16 6
1944 20 14 6
1945 14 14 0
1946 11 11 0
1947 22 22 0
1948 16 16 0
1949 28 28 0
1950 19 19 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 22 22 0
1953 30 30 0
1954 38 38 0
1955 44 44 0
1956 57 52 5
1957 49 49 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 55 55 0
1960 53 48 5
1961 54 54 0
1962 90 85 5
1963 89 78 11
1964 121 116 5
1965 102 102 0
1966 103 103 0
1967 103 103 0
1968 156 148 8
1969 258 258 0
1970 314 308 6
1971 303 296 7
1972 242 233 9
1973 212 205 7
1974 212 212 0
1975 231 225 6
1976 182 182 0
1977 202 195 7
1978 184 184 0
1979 183 183 0
1980 173 168 5
1981 176 165 11
1982 141 141 0
1983 142 136 6
1984 147 141 6
1985 201 196 5
1986 152 146 6
1987 134 134 0
1988 138 138 0
1989 130 130 0
1990 165 165 0
1991 154 154 0
1992 185 185 0
1993 258 258 0
1994 327 327 0
1995 454 454 0
1996 604 604 0
1997 843 837 6
1998 943 943 0
1999 726 726 0
2000 635 635 0
2001 440 440 0
2002 372 372 0
2003 372 372 0
2004 382 382 0
2005 429 429 0
2006 439 439 0
2007 286 286 0
2008 185 185 0
2009 146 146 0
2010 106 106 0
2011 86 86 0
2012 68 68 0
2013 85 85 0
2014 70 70 0
2015 66 66 0
2016 61 61 0
2017 65 65 0

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Popularity of Tyra as a first name

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Popularity of Tyra as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tyra U.S.
  White 88.16% 64.26%
  African American 6.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tyra

People with the last name Tyra are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tyra

  • How Popular is the name Tyra? Tyra is the 2,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Tyra was the 15,818th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tyra have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,446 babies born with the first name Tyra in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyra to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyra? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tyra first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyra is Friday, January 1st, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Tyra born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyra was in 1998 with a total of 943 babies.
  • Random Tyra Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyra ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 13 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Tyra: Your name in reverse order is Aryt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yatr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tyra? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,841 people with the last name Tyra.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tyra? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tyra as their last name since less than 1 person in 161k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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