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What does Carlyle mean?

Carlyle Pronunciation of Carlyle as a boys' name is pronounced KAR-lyle. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Carlyle is "fort at Luguvalium". Place name and surname, originally from Carlisle. Also the name of a very old city in northwest England. Use as a given name may have originated as an elaborated form of Carl. Historian Thomas Carlyle.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, surname, old, england


VARIANTS Carley, Carlile, Carlisle, Carly




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How popular is Carlyle?

Carlyle is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#9224 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Carlyle was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #643 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Carl (#700 LAST YEAR) and Carlisle are the popular varying forms of Carlyle appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Carlyle were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (ADOPTION OF 0.74%) and have become much less conventional since (ADOPTION 0.02%, DOWN 97.4%), with the version Carl becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carlyle, Carl, Carlisle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Argyle, Bartle, Cable, Caile, Caily, Cale, Callice, Callys, Callyx, Cardell, Cardelle, Carewe, Carey, Carlin, Carling, Carlito, Carlo, Carlos, Carlow, Carlowe (see Carlow), Carlsen, Carlson, Carlssen (see Carlsen), Carlton, Carmel, Carmeli, Carmelo, Carmine, Carne, Carnell, Carnelle, Carny, Caroll, Carrol, Carroll, Carvel, Carvell, Carvil, Carville, Carwyn, Cary, Caryl, Caryll, Cayce, Cayle, Cayleb, Charlie, Charly, Clyde, Clyve, Colle, Cordale, Coyle, Crayne, Cyrille, Dalle, Daryle, Dayle, Earle, Erryle (see Errol), Eryle, Gaelle, Gaille, Gayle, Halle, Hayle, Karle, Kayle and Zayle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carlyle.

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