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Meaning and Origin of: Lyle

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : From the island
  • Old English : Carl's island
  • Old French : Island

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish and English (of Norman origin) : topographic name for someone who lived on an island, Old French, Middle English isle (Latin insula).
  • Scottish, English (of Norman origin) and French : habitational name for someone from the French city of Lille, or from various localities called Lisle, in Dordogne, Loir-et-Cher, Meuse, and Tarn, all of which derive their names from Old French isle (see 1).
  • Scottish : variant of Lyall.