Scottish and English from French
"someone who lives on an island"

Lyle Origin and Meaning

The name Lyle is a boy's name of French, Scottish, English origin meaning "someone who lives on an island".

Straightforward single-syllable name, though children named Lyle may get tired of hearing "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile". Lyle was at the height of fashion in the 1920s, which makes him due for a comeback right about now. The double L certainly gives it a fashionable sound.

# 936 in the US

Lyle Rank in US Top 1000

# 640 on Nameberry

Lyle Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lyle Popularity

Famous People Named Lyle

  • Lyle Pearce LovettAmerican country music singer
  • Lyle SendleinAmerican football player
  • Lyle Martin AlzadoAmerican football player
  • Lyle LettauCanadian actor
  • Lyle James Alfred TaylorMontserrat footballer
  • Lyle Franklin LaneAmerican diplomat
  • Lyle Thomas Drummonds (b. 2009)son of Nikkole Paulun of "16 and Pregnant"

Lyle in Pop Culture

  • Lylecharacter in "Olive" (1850) by Dinah Craik, quoted as a name that "exactly suited the pretty, delicate younger brother"
  • Mr Lylecharacter on TV's "The Pretender"
  • Lylevillain in animated series "George of the Jungle"
  • Lyle Spauldingcharacter in film "The Internship"
  • "Lyle the Kindly Viking" VeggieTales movie