Tyson, meaning “son of German,” is a classic male dog name for dogs who are outgoing or tough. Find out more about dogs named Tyson.


Name: Tyson

Meaning: “Son of German”

Personality: Outgoing, Tough

About This Name: A self-taught skateboarding dog named Tyson has appeared in 2 movies: Lords of Dogtown and Undiscovered. When performing, Tyson makes over $1,000 per day. Notable people with the name include Boxer Mike Tyson, American soccer player Tyson Wahl and musician Tyson Meade. In the Pokemon franchise, trainer Ash Ketchum had a rival named Tyson. Rick Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series featured a cyclops named Tyson.

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