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Tyler (boy)

What does Tyler mean?

Tyler Pronunciation of Tyler [tyler] 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.

Associated with: old english.


Tyler has 4 variants: Tilar, Ty, Tylar and Tylor.

Creative forms:
(male) Taler, Tiler, ..

(female) Tyleri, Tyly, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tyler Walter (T.W.), ..

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)

Tyler reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #81 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyler name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ty (#484 via latest list), Tylor and Tylar are the popular alternative forms of Tyler (#81 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Tyler reached its apex 2 decades ago (average #493) and has become much less since (#1141, down 81.7%), with versions like Tylor falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tyler, Ty, Tylar, Tylor in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tyler, Ty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tyler is pronounced similarly to Tailer, Tailor, Talor, Tayler and Taylor. Other suggested similar names are Adler, Aylmer, Aymer, Bayler, Cuyler, Dyer, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Fylmer (see Filmore), Gayler, Hyder, Kyler, Myer, Myller (see Miller), Ryder, Ryker, Skyler, Sylver, Taber, Talen, Tayber, Teger, Telfer, Tiger, Tower, Tyce, Tycen, Tye, Tynen, Tyr, Tyree, Tyrel, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tyler.

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