Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Carlyle

Carlyle meaning, boyCarlyle

Save Carlyle to list (0)

pinWhat 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.


Carlyle has 4 variants: Carley, Carlile, Carlisle and Carly.

Carlyle has 1 more alternative form via Carl: Carel.

Kreatif forms: Calyle, Carlyce, Carlyme. [more]

pinHow 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)

Displayed below is the baby name statistics of Carlyle for boys. Carlyle was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its top position of #682 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Carl (#613 last year) is the only other popular varying form of Carlyle appearing in the Top 1000. These relations of Carlyle were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (adoption of 0.646%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.194%, down 70%), with the versions Carl and Carlyle becoming less stylish.

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Thinking of names?

Suggested similar baby names are Argyle, Bartle, Cable, Caile, Caily, Cale, Callice, Callys, Callyx, Cardell, Cardelle, Carewe, Carey, Carlin, Carling, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe, Carlsen, Carlson, Carlssen, 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, Eryle, Gaelle, Gaille, Gayle, Halle, Hayle, Karle, Kayle and Zayle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carlyle.