What does Lyell mean?
Lyell [lyell] as a boys' name is an Old French and Old Norse name, and the name Lyell means "the island; wolf". Lyell is an alternate spelling of Lisle (Old French): form of Lyle. Lyell is also a variant of Lyall (Old Norse): Scottish surname.
1 related form via Lisle, Lyall, Lyle: Lysle.Creative forms:
(male) Lyely, Lytell, ..
(female) Lyela, Lyelei, .. Middle name pairings:
Lyell Niam (L.N.), ..
How popular is Lyell?
Lyell is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#26104 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Lyell (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Lyle (#1072 in 2015), Lysle and Lisle. These relations of Lyell were at the apex of their popularity during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.1%) and have become much less popular since. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Lyell is pronounced similarly to Lale, Lowel, Lowell▼, Loyal and Loyall. Other suggested similar names are Abell, Abyell (see Abiel), Aryell, Axell, Bell, Buell, Byll, Dell▼, Euell, Ewell, Gaell, Joell, Kell, Kyrell, Ladell, Larell, Lavell, Ledell, Levell, Lonell, Lovell, Lydell, Lyinell, Lyndell, Mykell, Odell▼, Pell, Rydell, Tynell, Tyrell▼ and Udell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyell.See names in meaning and etymology.