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What does Lyle mean?

Lyle Pronunciation of Lyle [lyle] as a boys' name is pronounced LYE-el. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Lyle is "the island". May also derive from Lisle, the name of a city in France.


VARIANTS Lisle, Lyall, Lyell, Lysle





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How popular is Lyle?

Lyle is a very popular first name for males (#328 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#2570 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Lyle reached its apex rank of #155 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #1072 presently. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Lyle (#1072 VIA LATEST LIST) ranked in the Top 2000 are Lysle, Loyal and Lisle. Usage of these forms of Lyle was at its apex 95 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and has become much diminished since (ADOPTION 0.01%, 90.4%), with the version Lyle falling out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Lyle is alike in pronunciation to Lale, Lowel and Loyall. Other recommended sound-alike names are Able, Bale, Cale, Cayle, Cole, Coyle, Dale, Dayle, Doyle, Erle, Eryle, Gale, Gayle, Hale, Hayle, Jule, Kale, Kayle, Kile, Kyle, Ladle, Lake, Lalo, Lane, Layne, Le, Lee, Lige, Lleu, Lowe, Luce, Luke, Lyam, Lyn, Lynley, Lynn, Lyon, Nile, Ole, Olle, Royle, Vale, Vyrle, Wole, Yale, Yule, Zale and Zayle. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyle.

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