Meaning: Son of Dennis Child of Heaven and Earth Origin: English
Tennyson denotes someone as the son of Tenny – the medieval form of Dennis. The name Dennis itself derives from Dionysus, meaning ‘Child of Heaven and Earth’.
Tennyson is a cool country name, which evokes a feeling of dusty boots and horse hair. It reminds me of Kipper, Loxton and Fisher.
It also also has fashionable variations Tenson and Tennie.