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 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).
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).
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.