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What does Lisle mean?

Lisle Pronunciation of Lisle [lisle] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Lisle is "the island". Variant of Lyle. Also a place name: Lille, France, center of the French textile industry. Lisle thread, a hardy cotton used for gloves and stockings, was originally made there.


Lisle has 4 variants: Lyall, Lyell, Lyle and Lysle.

Creative forms:
(male) Lasle, Lislem, ..

(female) Line, Lisie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lisle Eason (L.E.), ..

How popular is Lisle?

Lisle is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#15570 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lisle reached its apex position of #1239 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisle name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Lyle (#1072 from recent data) and Lysle are the popular related forms of Lisle. Adoption of these forms of Lisle was common during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.1%) and has become much lower since, with the form Lyle becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lisle, Lyle, Lysle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lisle and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lisle is alike in pronunciation to Lale. Other suggested similar names are Bille, Kile, Ladle, Laslo, Leslea (see Leslie), Leslee, Lesley, Leslie, Lesly, Lige, Linlea, Linlee, Linley, Linly, Lisha, Nile and Virle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lisle.

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