What does Lyle mean?
Lyle /lyle/ [1 syll.] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Loyal.
Lyle has 1 feminine form: Lyla.Kreatif forms: Loule, Lyleo, Lylou. [more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lyle for boys. Lyle reached its apex rank of #167 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lyle and associated names. The only other popular varying form of Lyle ranked in the Top 1000 is Loyal. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5585%) and has become much less since, with the versions Loyal and Lyle becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)