Byron \b(y)-ron\ as a boy's name is pronounced BYE-ron. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Byron is "at the byres or barn". Place name and surname often used as a given name. Lord Byron in the 1850s was a poet famous for his wildness and debauchery. Literary: the variant form Biron was the name of a character in Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost".