What does Tyler mean?
Tyler /ty-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.
How popular is Tyler?
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 (#477 out of 150436, 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 2 years ago) and Tylor are the popular alternative forms of Tyler (#72 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Tyler reached its apex in 1996 (average #238) and has become much less since (#498, down 34.2%), with the version Tylor becoming less fashionable. Tyler is more familiar than the rest, although Ty seems to be gaining favor too. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Tyler and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)