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Lyle meaning and name origin
Lyle \l(y)-le\ as a boy's 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. Lyall and Lyell are Scottish surnames.
Lyle has 4 variant forms: Lisle, Lyall, Lyell and Lysle.
For more information, see also the related name Loyal.
Baby names that sound like Lyle are Lale and Lalo.
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Popularity of Lyle
Lyle is a very popular first name for men (#328 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2192 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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