Tyr Name Meaning & Origin
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- Comments and insights on the name Tyr
We wanted an unusual name, but not one which was made-up. I also think it's a strong, masculine name. It's pronounced "Tir." We knew two baby "Thors" and one baby "Loki", also from Norse myths, so "Tyr" wasn't such a stretch in our social circle.
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Since it is such a rare name, I usually spell it for people as I introduce my son. Fortunately, it is short and easy to remember once people here it. People who haven't heard it pronounced occasionally mispronounce it "Tyre."
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- Meanings and history of the name Tyr
Tyr was the Norse god of war and peace, courage and justice. In a famous legend, he lost his hand to a demonic wolf in order to protect the other gods.
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There is a famous line of swimwear with the brand name Tyr.
Tuesday is derived from a variant on this god's name.