Meaning and name origin
Carlisle \c(a)-rlis-le, car-li-sle\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carlisle is "fort at Luguvalium". Carlisle is a variant of Carlyle (Old English): place name and surname, originally from Carlisle.
Carlisle has 1 variant form: Carlile.
Carlisle is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1399 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Carlisle and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Carlyle. (2014 statistics).