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What does Loyal mean?

Loyal Pronunciation of Loyal [loy-al] as a boys' name is pronounced LOY-al. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Loyal is "faithful, unswerving". See also Lyle.

Associated with: faithful.


Loyal has 1 variant: Loyall.

3 more alternative forms via Lyle: Lyall, Lyell and Lysle.

Creative forms:
(male) Loral, Lotal, ..

(female) Loyan, Loyle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Loyal Cristian (L.C.), ..

How popular is Loyal?

Loyal is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#38524 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Loyal reached its top position of #653 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Lyle (#1072 from recent data) and Lysle are the prominent related forms of Loyal rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Loyal were at the apex of their popularity 95 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and have become much less widespread since (adoption 0.01%, 90%), with the version Lyle going out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Loyal is pronounced similarly to Lale, Lowel and Lowell. Other suggested similar names are Conal, Cowal, Donal, Gopal, Jomal, Laval, Logan, Loman, Loran, Lovel, Loy, Loyd, Lyam, Ronal, Royal and Tobal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Loyal.

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in meaning and etymology.