Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Tyrell

Tyrell is a masculine name made popular by African-Americans in the United States. It’s actually the transferred use of a surname most common in Ireland. It’s believed to be derived from the Old French “tirel” from the verb “tirer” meaning “to pull’. Tirel was used as a sobriquet of sorts for an obstinate horse or animal who pulled on the reins, and so it developed as a nickname for a stubborn person. The English variant of this surname is Terrell which was notably born by Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954), an early African-American civil rights activist and one of the first Black women to earn a college degree. African-Americans may be paying her homage when they name their sons Terrell or Tyrell.

All About the Baby Name – Tyrell

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME TYRELL

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME TYRELL

Tyrell first appeared on the male naming charts in 1979 and quickly became a fashionable favorite for African-American baby boys during the 1980s and 90s. This is not a name exclusive to African-Americans, however, because we have noted some cross-over appeal. For instance, Tyrell was a Top 100 favorite boy’s name in the state of Wyoming in 1986; a state with a Black population of less than 1%. Since we’ve crossed the threshold into the 21st century Tyrell hasn’t been faring as well. The name has dropped about 450 positions on the charts just since the year 2000 and now he’s dangerously close to disappearing altogether. Obviously Tyrell is no longer on the American radar, but we sure hope this “stubborn” little rascal doesn’t leave us. The name is quaintly charming with its rather playful etymology. A fun choice for a boy born under the “stubborn” signs of Aries or Taurus.

Quick Facts

ON TYRELL

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

African-American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

977

PRONUNCIATION:

tie-RELL

SIMPLE MEANING:

Stubborn (to pull)

Characteristics

OF TYRELL

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Tyrell

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME TYRELL

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Tyrell

Popular Songs

ON TYRELL

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Tyrell


Famous People

NAMED TYRELL

Tyrell Biggs (boxer)
Tyrell Sutton (football player)
Tyrell Johnson (football player)
Tyrell Burgess (Bermudian footballer)
Tyrell Davis (English actor)

Children of Famous People

NAMED TYRELL

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Tyrell

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME TYRELL

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Tyrell