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Kyle is a Scottish boy’s name meaning “narrows, channel, or strait”. Kyle has been a popular baby name for decades and sat in the top 100 names for boys between 1974 and 2009. The name dropped to #313 as of 2020.

Meaning of the name Kyle:

Gaelic: narrows, channel, strait

Origin of the name Kyle:

Kyle is a Scottish name meaning “narrows, channel, or strait” derived from the Gaelic term “caol”.

Symbolism of the name Kyle:

A channel or strait is a narrow body of water like the one separating the British Isles from mainland Europe. Water is often symbolic of creativity and strong emotions.

Baby name: Kyle

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Gender of the name Kyle:

Kyle is a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Kyle:

Kyle evokes feelings of youth and loyalty.

Alternative spellings for the name Kyle:

Chyle, Kiel

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Popularity of the name Kyle:

According to the Social Security Administration, Kyle is a popular boy’s baby name that sat in the top 100 from 1974 to 2009. Kyle had fallen to #313 as of 2020.

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Great middle names for the name Kyle and their meanings:

  • Alexander (defender of man)
  • Theodore (gift of God)
  • Elliott (Jehovah is God)
  • Felix (happy, fortunate)
  • Oscar (deer-lover or champion warrior)
  • Finnegan (fair)
  • Fitzgerald (son of Gerald)
  • Tennyson (son of Dennis)
  • Ellery (island with elder trees)
  • Harry (estate ruler)
  • James (supplanter)
  • Noah (rest, repose)
  • Lucas (man from Lucania)

Famous people with the name Kyle:

  • Kyle Larson (American NASCAR driver)
  • Kyle Gass (American musician, Tenacious D)
  • Kyle Chalmers (Australian swimmer)
  • Kyle McCulloch (Canadian voice actor and author)
  • Kyle Dale Vanden Bosch (American NFL football player)

Kyles in popular culture:

  • Kyle Spencer (television, “American Horror Story: Coven”)
  • Kyle Schwartz (television, “South Park”)
  • Kyle Reese (film, The Terminator series)
  • Kyle Crane (video game, “Dying Light”)
  • Kyle Nimbus (television, “The Flash”)