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Lyle is on its way to a comeback. It was a top 200 option in the first half of the twentieth century after spending years as a surname. As of 2021, Lyle is a top 2,200 option for boys or girls.

Meaning of the name Lyle:

English: someone who lives on an island
French: someone who lives on an island

Origin of the name Lyle:

Lyle was first a surname in England. The French brought this option to the country after the Norman Invasion. Lyle is a play on the French word “isle.” The popularity of the surname spread, eventually becoming a first name option in English-speaking countries. It reached its height of fame in the 1920s in America.

Symbolism of the name Lyle:

The baby name Lyle comes from the French word “isle.” “Isle” is the French word for “island.” As a surname, it represented families who lived on an island. That gave Lyle the definition of “someone who lives on an island.”

Style of the name Lyle:


Gender of the name Lyle:

Lyle is a unisex baby name, but it is much more popular for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Lyle:


Number of syllables in the name Lyle:


Emotion evoked from the name Lyle:

Lyle is a mature and simple name for boys. It is wholesome and strong.

Alternative spellings for the name Lyle:

  • Lile
  • Lyl
  • Liele
  • Liel

Nicknames for the name Lyle:

  • Lye
  • Lele
  • Ly
  • Lyz

Popularity of the name Lyle:

Lyle was last a top 1,000 baby name in America in 2019 at rank 937. It was on the top 200 list from 1912 to 1945, ranking highest in 1918 at 145. As of 2021, Lyle is a top 2,200 option. It is number 2,130 for boys.

Related names for the name Lyle:

Great middle names for Lyle and their meanings:

  • Abigail (cause of joy, the father's joy)
  • Quinn (wise, descendant of Conn)
  • Bethany (house of figs)
  • Broderick (reddish-brown)
  • Everett (brave, hardy, strong boar)
  • Alistair (defending men)
  • Gregory (to be watchful, to be awake)
  • Bailey (fortification, berry clearing, bailiff)

Famous people with the name Lyle:

  • Lyle Lovett (country music singer)
  • Lyle Sendlein (football player)
  • Lyle Alzado (football player)
  • Lyle Lettau (actor, “Degrassi: Next Class”)
  • Lyle Taylor (soccer player)
  • Lyle Lane (diplomat)
  • Lyle Tayo (actress, “Their Purple Moment”)

Lyles in popular culture:

  • Lyle (character from “Olive”)
  • Lyle (character from “The Pretender”)
  • Lyle (character from “George of the Jungle”)
  • Lyle Spaulding (character from “The Internship”)
  • Lyle (character from “Lyle the Kindly Viking”)
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