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What does Tyler mean?

Tyler Pronunciation of Tyler [tyler] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Tyler) is pronounced TYE-ler. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Tyler is "a worker in roof tiles". Occupational name. Probably influenced by the popularity of Taylor. American President John Tyler (1841-1845).


Tyler has 4 variants: Tyla, Tylee, Tylena and Tyller.

3 more alternative forms via Taylor: Tahlor, Tailor and Tayler.

Creative forms:
(female) Taler, Taller, ..

(male) Tylers, Tymer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tyler Maylee (T.M.), ..

How popular is Tyler?

Tyler is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2663 out of 4276, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#477 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Tyler entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #238 in the U.S. in the year 1993, and is presently at #1220. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyler name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tyler outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Tyler (#1220 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Tayler, Taylor (#76 in recent rankings) and Tyla. Usage of these forms of Tyler reached its most widespread 21 years ago (median #649) and has become much reduced since (#1324, 82.4%), with versions like Tayler becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyler, Tayler, Taylor, Tyla in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Taylor outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Pyper, Skyler, Talea, Teleri and Tyree. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tyler.