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Cyle is an appealing classic baby name for boys. Highly regarded during the 20th century, this name has a timeless undertone that keeps it relevant popular culture. Cyle is the name of a main character in Defenders of the Breach by Douglas Tawlks, and Cyle Albyan is also a protagonist in the Starlight Highlanders series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Cyle:

Old Gaelic: Slender, narrow channel, strait
Old Irish: Ancient, enduring

Origin of the name Cyle:

Cyle is an alternative spelling of Kyle. This name derives from the Old Gaelic root caol (meaning “slender, “narrow channel,” or “strait”). The word typically referred to canals. In addition, some etymologists have linked the name to the Old Irish word cian (meaning “ancient” or “enduring”).

Symbolism of the name Cyle:

Cyle is a spelling variation of Kyle (meaning “slender,” “narrow,” or “strait”). As a dominant means of transportation and invasion, the water channel represented a chief domain of the king. Within this culture, the symbol of the strait or water channel was the schooner.

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Gender of the name Cyle:

Cyle is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Cyle:


Number of syllables in the name Cyle:


Emotion evoked from the name Cyle:

The name Cyle evokes feelings of clarity and class.

Alternative spellings for the name Cyle:

Nicknames for the name Cyle:

  • Cy
  • Cye

Popularity of the name Cyle:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Cyle was the 11,900th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Cyle:

Great middle names for Cyle and their meanings:

  • Abel (breath, vapor)
  • Aodhan (little fire)
  • Blaine (yellow, blonde, golden)
  • Denver (green valley)
  • Eamon (rich protector, wealthy guardian)
  • Fergal (man of valor)
  • Grady (noble, well-born)
  • Lachlan (land of lakes)
  • Nevin (little saint)
  • Rory (red king, famous brilliance, chief)
  • Trevor (big village, large settlement)

Famous people with the name Cyle:

  • Cyle Barnes (actor)
  • Cyle Brooks (film director)
  • Cyle Chapman (photographer)
  • Cyle Hankerd (baseball player)
  • Cyle Hendricks (composer)
  • Cyle Christopher Larin (soccer player)
  • Cyle O'Donnell (documentary filmmaker)
  • Cyle Williamson (television personality)
  • Cyle Winters (writer)
  • Cyle Young (actor)

Cyle in popular culture:

  • Cyle (main character in Defenders of the Breach by Douglas Tawlks
  • Cyle Albyan (character in the Starlight Highlanders series by Skye MacKinnon)