What does Carlyle mean?
Carlyle [car-lyle] as a boys' 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.
1 more alternative form via Carl: Carel.Creative forms:
(male) Calyle, Carlyce, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Carlyle Kaysen (C.K.), ..
How popular is Carlyle?
Carlyle is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#9224 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Carlyle was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #643 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Carl (#600 last year) and Carlisle are the popular varying forms of Carlyle appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Carlyle were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.74%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.02%, down 96.8%), with the version Carl becoming somewhat outmoded.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Argyle, Bartle, Cable, Caile, Caily, Cale, Callice, Callys, Callyx, Cardell, Cardelle, Carewe, Carey▼, Carlin, Carling, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carlson, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carlton▼, Carmel, Carmeli, Carmelo▲, Carmine, Carne, Carnell, Carnelle, Carny, Caroll, Carrol▼, Carroll▼, Carvel, Carvell, Carvil, Carville, Carwyn, Cary▼, Caryl, Caryll, Cayce, Cayle, Cayleb, Charlie▼, Charly, Clyde▼, Clyve, Colle, Cordale, Coyle, Crayne, Cyrille, Dalle, Daryle, Dayle, Earle▼, Erryle (see Errol), Eryle, Gaelle, Gaille, Gayle▼, Halle, Hayle, Karle, Kayle and Zayle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carlyle.See names in meaning and etymology.