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.
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).
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).