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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tyus

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Alt. Meaning

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

U is for useful, always to others.

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons Named Tyus

Tyus Jones is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves and →Idaho Stampede in the National Basketball Association. His most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Tyus was born on May 10th, 1996 in Burnsville, Minnesota.


Tyus Edney is a basketball player for the Žalgiris Kaunas, Benetton Treviso, Olympiacos, BC Azovmash, Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, and Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna. His career lasted from 1995 to 2010. Tyus was born on February 14th, 1973 in Gardena, California.


Tyus Battle is a basketball player. Tyus was born on September 23rd, 1997 in Wayne, New Jersey.


Tyus Jackson is an athlete. Tyus was born on November 22nd, 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tyus

Alex Tyus is a basketball player for the Maccabi Ashdod B.C., Pallacanestro Cantù, Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., and Anadolu Efes S.K. in the Turkish Basketball Super League and Euroleague. He was most active from 2011 to present. Alex was born on January 8th, 1988 in St. Louis.


Wyomia Tyus is an athlete. Wyomia was born on August 29th, 1945 in Griffin, Georgia, United States.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1975 6 0 6
1992 5 0 5
1993 10 0 10
1994 19 0 19
1995 94 0 94
1996 93 0 93
1997 50 0 50
1998 60 0 60
1999 63 0 63
2000 48 0 48
2001 27 0 27
2002 28 0 28
2003 14 0 14
2004 21 0 21
2005 19 0 19
2006 23 0 23
2007 20 0 20
2008 23 0 23
2009 16 0 16
2010 13 0 13
2011 24 0 24
2012 21 0 21
2013 16 0 16
2014 15 0 15
2015 60 0 60
2016 33 0 33
2017 33 0 33

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Popularity of Tyus as a first name

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Popularity of Tyus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tyus U.S.
  White 16.89% 64.26%
  African American 78.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tyus

People with the last name Tyus are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Tyus

  • How Popular is the name Tyus? Tyus is the 11,669th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tyus was the 10,387th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tyus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 854 babies born with the first name Tyus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tyus to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tyus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Tyus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tyus is Thursday, January 28th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Tyus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tyus was in 1995 with a total of 94 babies.
  • Random Tyus Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tyus is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Tyus: Your name in reverse order is Suyt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Suty. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tyus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,102 people with the last name Tyus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tyus? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Tyus as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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