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Meaning and name origin

Kyle \k(y)-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kyle), is pronounced kyl. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kyle is "narrow, straight". Place name that refers either to a narrow body of water between two land masses, or to a peninsula or isthmus. Actor Kyle MacLachlan.


Kyle has 8 variant forms: Kile, Kiley, Kye, Kylan, Kylar, Kylen, Kyler and Kyrell.

There are 2 feminine forms of Kyle: Kylie and Skyler.


Kyle is a very popular first name for males (#126 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1523 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kyle for boys. Kyle reached its highest rank of #18 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kyle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kyle (#178), Kyler (#288), Kylan (#661) and Kylen (#984). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kylan, Kyle, Kylen, Kyler in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kyle, Kyler outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kyle is also pronounced similarly to Cale, Cayle, Cole, Coyle, Kaile, Kale, Kayle, Kell and Kelle. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaley, Kayley and Lyle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kyle.