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Origin & Meaning

The name Lyle is of French origin.

The meaning of Lyle is "the island".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1126 in baby name popularity for boys with 168 occurrences.  It ranked 10530 in popular baby names for girls with 10 occurrences. 

View the Lyle Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lyle has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lyle to other names.


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Lyle falls into the landform name category.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Lyle in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lyle in Nautical Flags page.

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French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.