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What does Lyall mean?

Lyall Pronunciation of Lyall [lyall] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Lyall is "wolf". Scottish surname.

Associated with: norse, wolf, scottish, surname.


Lyall has 1 variant: Lyell.

Related boy names: Lisle and Lyle.

Creative forms:
(male) Leall, Liall, ..

(female) Lyalla, Lylu, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyall Harley (L.H.), ..

How popular is Lyall?

Lyall is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#17395 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Lisle and Lyle (#1072 a year ago) are the prominent varying forms of Lyall (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Lyall reached the top of their popularity in the 1920s (average #1077) and are now significantly less conventional, with the version Lyle becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Lyall is pronounced similarly to Lale, Lowel, Lowell, Loyal and Loyall. Other recommended names are Beall, Byll, Gall, Hall, Lallo, Lalo, Lyam, Lydell, Lyndall, Lysle, Neall, Niall, Odall (see Odell), Pall, Peall, Royall and Udall. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyall.

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