US Popularity:8649
Other Origin(s):Indian, Norse
Meaning:Battler; Thunder, fighter; Arrow
Tyra is an electrifying girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse, and Hindi origin. Meaning “battler” in Scandinavian, there’s no doubt baby will grow up to be a force of nature. Tyra also has connections to the Old Norse name Þórr, derived from Thor, meaning “thunder” and “fighter.” As many know the God of Thunder to be a great fighter in Norse mythology, others may recognize Thor from Marvel movies and comic books. Besides these associations, one cannot forget about its link to the Hindu name Tira, meaning “arrow.” With a name so strong and powerful, baby Tyra is sure to have problems overcoming the obstacles on life’s beautiful battlefield.

Famous People Named Tyra

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  • Tyra Banks
    Model

Tyra Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Tyra is currently #2426 on The Bump
Girl:Tyra is currently #1680 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Tyra is currently #8649 in U.S. births
Girl:Tyra is currently #4970 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#8574
in 2023
- 1501
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 299, 303

  • Name Doctor, Tyra

  • Behind the Name, Tyra, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Þórveig, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Thor

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