Kyle: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kyle

Kyle

Pronunciation: KIYL (key)

Origin of the name Kyle:

Transferred use of the surname originating from the region of the same name in southwestern Scotland. Kyle, a topographical term referring to a narrow, straight, channel, is derived from the Gaelic caol (narrow, a sound, a strait).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Cael, Kiel

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Kyle Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Kyle? What are his siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Kyle

Comments and insights on the name Kyle: | Edit

one of my Best-friends(who is a guy) name is Kyle. I think it is perfect, like the name Erin( which would be a great name if he has a sister), because you it meaning really reflect the person while most Rachel are preppy-popular, do you get what I mean? Kyle also means Handsome but even if your kid isnt model worthy everyone is handsome/beautiful in thier own way! Ky, if your reading this remember I love you!

Personal experiences with the name Kyle: | Edit

In class we have 2 Kyles(both are guys).I see them as two very differnt people.This makes me think the name can fit anyone with little to no stereotyping.

I agree that Kyle can fit anyone with little stereotyping. Kyle was the name of the guy that gave me my first kiss and also the name of a guy that was a bully in middle school.

I've known two Kyle's; one I disliked when I was a kid (who was born in the early '90s), and one I currently like very much (who was born in the early '80s). The Kyle I currently know is very charming, cool, confident and sexy, which is how I now think of the name. I think how people percieve a name is just based on kinds of people they've known with it.

Nicknames for Kyle: | Edit

Ky, Ky-Ky, K-Man, Circle-K, Kylie

Meanings and history of the name Kyle: | Edit

Kyle is sometimes translated from the Gaelic as "handsome."
Yiddish, "crowned with laurels" Related to the name "Kayla."

Famous real-life people named Kyle: | Edit

Kyle Burns, Drummer of 'Forever the Sickest Kids'
Kyle MacLachlan, American actor
Kyle Chandler, American actor
Kyle Hayes, "Table for 12", twin
Kyle Massey, an American actor
Kyle McLaren, Canadian professional hockey defenseman
Kyle Gass, American actor and musician (Tenacious D)
Kyle Rote Jr., America's first soccer star
Kyle Rote (Sr.), Football player
Kyle Berry on death row in America
Kyle Gallner, American actor
Kyle Petty, race car driver
Kyle Pavone, vocalist for the band We Came As Romans

Kyle in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kyle Baldwin, fictional character in the television series "The 4400."
Kyle Broflovski, fictional character in the "South Park."
Kyle Trager, fictional main character from the series Kyle XY.
Kyle Rayner, superhero also known as the Green lantern from DC Comics.
Kyle McBride, fictional character on the first "Melrose Place" television show.
Kyle Reese, biological father (with Sarah Connor) of John Connor in Terminator
Kyle Bloodworth-Thomason (aka Kyle the Conjurer) is a character on the Nicktoon "Fanboy and Chum Chum."
Kyle named male doll, Groovy Girls

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
69
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

76
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

72
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

66
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

71
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

67
No Way
Definitely

Young?

62
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?