Meaning and Origin of Carlisle - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Carlisle

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Free man; a variation of Charles
  • Old English : Carl's island

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from the Cumbrian city of Carlisle, in whose name Celtic cair ‘fort’ has been compounded with the Romano-British name of the settlement, Luguvalium.