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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 boy name Loyal.

There is 1 feminine form of Lyle: Lyla.


Lyle is a very popular first name for males (#328 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2192 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lyle for boys. Lyle reached its highest rank of #167 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lyle name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lyle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lyle and Loyal. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Loyal, Lyle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyle is also pronounced similarly to Lale. Other suggested similar baby names are Kyle and Lalo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lyle.