Tyler is a baby name of Old English origin that literally means “tile maker”. Traditionally, it has been a boy’s name. There was a brief window of time when it was also commonly given to girls although it never became as popular as Taylor with girls.
Meaning of the name Tyler:
Old English: mason, tile layer, door keeper of an inn, owner of a tavern
Origin of the name Tyler:
Tyler is an Old English baby name that is derived from the Old French word “tieulier” meaning “tile maker”.
Symbolism of the name Tyler:
Tiles were often used to make roofs or floors. The tilemaker was a craftsman with a well respected position in society.
Style of the name Tyler:
Gender of the name Tyler:
Tyler can be used for both boys and girls, but it's predominantly a boy’s name.
Pronunciation of the name Tyler:
Number of syllables in the name Tyler:
Emotion evoked from the name Tyler:
Tyler evokes feelings of hard work and congeniality.
Alternative spellings for the name Tyler:
Tylere, Tylor, Tylar
Nicknames for the name Tyler:
Popularity of the name Tyler:
According to the Social Security Administration, Tyler is a boy’s baby name that has been common since 1900 but reached peak popularity in the 90’s when it was in the top ten boy’s names from ‘92 to ‘98. As a girl’s name it had a brief popularity in the ‘80s and ‘90s but peaked at #238 in 1993.
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Great middle names for the name Tyler and their meanings:
- James (supplanter)
- Liam (resolute protection)
- Stephen (garland, crown)
- Simon (he has heard)
- Lucas (man from Lucania)
- Nolan (champion)
- Roman (from Rome)
- Gavin (white hawk)
Famous people with the name Tyler:
- Tyler Perry (American actor)
- Tyler the Creator (American rapper)
- Tyler Lee Hoechlin (American actor)
- Tyler Joseph (American musician, Twenty-one Pilots)
- Tyler Clutts (American football player)
Tylers in popular culture:
- Tyler Durden (film, “Fight Club”)
- Tyler Lockwood (television, “The Vampire Diaries”)
- Tyler Waldorf (literature, Gossip Girl series)