[ 1 syll. ly-le, lyl-e ] The baby boy name Lyle is also used as a girl name, but the use for boys is much more common. Its pronunciation is LAYL †. Lyle is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Old French origins. It is from the elements 'de' meaning from ; 'isle' island. The first name is from an English and Scottish surname derived from the Anglo-Norman 'de l'isle' meaning 'from the island'. The place name usually referred to an area of raised land or higher ground, not necessarily in the river or sea. The first name was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century.
Lyle is a classic favorite. Today it is still a somewhat popular baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1918, 0.095% of baby boys were given the name Lyle. Its ranking then was #145. The baby name has since fallen from favor, and it is used on a very light scale in recent years. In 2016, its usage was only 0.010% and its ranking #981, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its group. In the past century Lyle has predominantly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Lyle: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"
A famous person named Lyle is Lyle Lovett, Country Singer, born 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas.