Variation of Carlisle, English
"from the walled city"

Carlyle Origin and Meaning

The name Carlyle is a boy's name meaning "from the walled city".

Carlisle is more popular than Carlyle for both genders, and in both spellings more widely used for boys than for girls. It's a name we see on the rise in either spelling.

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Carlyle Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Carlyle

  • Carlyle Javar HolidayAmerican NFL football player
  • Carlyle Deon MitchellTrinidadian footballer
  • Carlyle BlackwellAmerican silent film actor
  • Michael Carlyle HallAmerican actor
  • Thomas CarlyleScottish writer and philosopher
  • Robert CarlyleScottish Actor

Carlyle in Pop Culture

  • Boone Carlylecharacter on TV's "Lost"
  • Luke Carlylecharacter in Spider,Man comics
  • Phillip Carlylecharacter in” The Greatest Showman,” portrayed by Zac Efron