What does Kyle mean?
Kyle /kyle/ as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' 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.
(male) Keale, Kele, ..
(female) Kyleka, Kyne, ..
How popular is Kyle?
Kyle is a very prominent first name for men (#126 out of 1220, Top 10%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1861 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Kyle for boys. Kyle reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. in 1990, and is presently at #178. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the boy name Kyle and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Kyle (#178 in 2014) are Kile, Kiley, Kye (#1106 in 2014), Kylan (#661), Kylar (#1516), Kylen (#984) and Kyler (#288). Adoption of these relations of Kyle was well-received among parents in 1990 (average #1566) and is now much lower (#1091, down 79%), with the form Kyle becoming less trendy. Kyle is the all-time favorite, though Kyler has become trendy as well over time.
Kyle▼ is pronounced similarly to Caile, Cal, Cale, Cayle, Col, Cole, Coll, Colle, Coyle, Kael, Kail, Kaile, Kale, Kayle, Kell and Kelle. Other recommended names are Able, Bale, Dale▼, Dayle, Doyle▼, Erle, Eryle, Gale▼, Gayle▼, Hale, Hayle, Jule, Kade▲, Kaleb▲, Kalen, Kaley, Kane▲, Karle, Kayde, Kaye, Kayleb, Kayley, Kayne, Keld, Keye, Keyne, Kobe, Kolt, Kylor, Kyp, Kyrie▲, Kyrk, Lale, Lyle▼, Lysle, Nile, Ole▼, Olle, Royle, Vale, Vyrle, Wole, Yale, Yule, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kyle.