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What does Carlisle mean?

Carlisle \c(a)-rlis-le, car-li-sle\ as a name for boys. Carlisle's root is Old English, and the meaning of Carlisle is "fort at Luguvalium". Carlisle is a variant of Carlyle (Old English): place name and surname.


Carlisle has 1 variant: Carlile.

Carlisle has 2 more alternative forms via Carlyle: Carley and Carly.


Carlisle is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#1663 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Carlyle is the only popular varying form of Carlisle (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.318%) and is now much lower, with Carlyle becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Carlisle and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carlyle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Carlisle and related baby names outside U.S.