Meaning:
Son of Dennis
Child of Heaven and Earth

Origin:
English

Hopeful, Burnished, Clever

The Innocent

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.