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Gender: Female Meaning of Lyle: "someone who lives on an island" Origin of Lyle: Scottish and English from French

The name Lyle is a girl's name of French, Scottish, English origin meaning "someone who lives on an island". Lyle and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

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Lyle is a perfect example of a name that sounds old-fashioned for a boy, cool for a girl.

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April Ludgate Says:


Why use this when Lyla exists?

Bobcat108 Says:


The only Lyle I've ever met IRL was a guy, probably born in the 1940s. Then there's Lyle Lovett the singer (a guy) & Lyle the Crocodile (from a 1960s' kids' book, also a guy). For me Lyle is definitely not unisex, but a male name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Lyla is much better.

georgiaO Says:


Lyla is the feminine version.

Zelliew Says:


I think that would be better

amybaldwin Says:


One of the best women I know is named Lyle and she is amazing, I love this name because of her!

jopendle Says:


One of my good friends in high school was a girl named Lyle. She was named after her grandfather. She is beautiful, and her name fits her!

oliviamcdonald Says:


You could call a girl Lyla or Lila and have Lyle as a nickname

chibiyui Says:


No Nameberry, this is not in anyway a girls name. Stop it.