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Carlyle meaning and name origin
Carlyle \c(a)-rly-le, car-lyle\ as a boy's name is pronounced KAR-lyle. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carlyle is "fort at Luguvalium". Place name and surname, originally from Carlisle. Also the name of a very old city in northwest England. Use as a given name may have originated as an elaborated form of Carl. Historian Thomas Carlyle.
Carlyle has 4 variant forms: Carley, Carlile, Carlisle and Carly.
Popularity of Carlyle
Carlyle is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6981 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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