What does Tyler mean?
Tyler \t(y)-ler\ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Tyler) is pronounced TY-ler. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Tyler is "a worker in roof tiles". Occupational name.
Tyler is a very prominent first name for men (#198 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#415 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Tyler for boys. Tyler entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #72 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ty (#424 a year ago) and Tylor are the popular alternative forms of Tyler (#72 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex in 1996 and has become much less since, with the version Tylor becoming less fashionable. Tyler (#72) and Ty (#424) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this list. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Tyler and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)