Kyle

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486k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
19k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kyle mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kyle

"Kyle" is a name of Scottish origin, and it means "Narrow". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From several places in Scotland and Northern Ireland, derived from Gaelic caol ("narrows").

  1. A habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. (uncommon) A female given name, transferred from the surname
  4. A town in Saskatchewan
  5. A census-designated place in South Dakota
  6. A city in Texas

Notable Persons Named Kyle

Kyle Chandler is an actor. He was most prominent from 1988 to present. Kyle was given the name Kyle Martin Chandler on September 17th, 1965 in Buffalo, New York.

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Kyle MacLachlan is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1984. Kyle was given the name Kyle Merritt MacLachlan on February 22nd, 1959 in U.S.

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Kyle Lowry is a basketball player for the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2006. Kyle was born on March 25th, 1986 in Philadelphia.

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Kyle Richards is an actress, television personality, memoirist, philanthropist, actor, and celebrity. She has had major accomplishments since 1974. Kyle was born on January 11th, 1969 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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Kyle Korver is a basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, and Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association. He has had major accomplishments since 2003. Kyle was born on March 17th, 1981 in Paramount, California.

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Kyle Okposo is a hockey player for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2007 to present. Kyle was born on April 16th, 1988 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kyle

Chris Kyle is an american sniper (book). His military service ended in 1999.

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Jeremy Kyle is a presenter. He was most active from 1996 to present. Jeremy was given the name Jeremy Nicholas Kyle on July 7th, 1965 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

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Taya Kyle is an activist. Taya was given the name Taya Renae Studebaker on September 4th, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

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Benjaman was born on August 29th, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Benjaman is also known as (possible names), Benjaman Powell, and Benjaman Davidson.

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Iris Kyle is a bodybuilder. Iris was born on August 22nd, 1974 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

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Peter Kyle is a for Hove and Member of parliament. He was most active from 2015 to present. Peter was born on September 9th, 1970 in West Sussex.

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How popular is the baby name Kyle in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1891 7 0 7
1892 6 0 6
1893 7 0 7
1894 10 0 10
1895 7 0 7
1896 6 0 6
1899 7 0 7
1900 7 0 7
1902 7 0 7
1903 7 0 7
1904 10 0 10
1905 9 0 9
1906 10 0 10
1907 8 0 8
1908 10 0 10
1909 11 0 11
1910 15 0 15
1911 11 0 11
1912 35 0 35
1913 25 0 25
1914 42 0 42
1915 70 5 65
1916 62 0 62
1917 75 0 75
1918 67 0 67
1919 52 0 52
1920 85 0 85
1921 67 0 67
1922 81 0 81
1923 68 0 68
1924 88 0 88
1925 84 0 84
1926 85 0 85
1927 102 0 102
1928 74 0 74
1929 80 0 80
1930 89 0 89
1931 79 0 79
1932 78 0 78
1933 74 0 74
1934 87 0 87
1935 114 0 114
1936 102 6 96
1937 110 5 105
1938 78 0 78
1939 101 0 101
1940 94 0 94
1941 119 0 119
1942 118 6 112
1943 143 22 121
1944 101 5 96
1945 86 5 81
1946 117 10 107
1947 162 11 151
1948 146 16 130
1949 181 37 144
1950 342 102 240
1951 554 211 343
1952 537 156 381
1953 515 153 362
1954 559 158 401
1955 539 134 405
1956 657 186 471
1957 1,223 194 1,029
1958 1,175 163 1,012
1959 1,370 224 1,146
1960 1,489 223 1,266
1961 1,383 225 1,158
1962 1,847 138 1,709
1963 1,758 128 1,630
1964 1,591 112 1,479
1965 1,262 90 1,172
1966 2,013 56 1,957
1967 2,192 50 2,142
1968 1,997 53 1,944
1969 2,216 76 2,140
1970 2,857 91 2,766
1971 2,916 83 2,833
1972 2,538 62 2,476
1973 2,454 80 2,374
1974 2,696 94 2,602 #97 boy name
1975 2,925 89 2,836 #88 boy name
1976 3,372 63 3,309 #80 boy name
1977 3,592 83 3,509 #79 boy name
1978 4,676 158 4,518 #63 boy name
1979 5,615 166 5,449 #56 boy name
1980 5,959 173 5,786 #57 boy name
1981 6,733 156 6,577 #52 boy name
1982 8,398 189 8,209 #47 boy name
1983 12,613 243 12,370 #34 boy name
1984 12,774 230 12,544 #34 boy name
1985 16,817 303 16,514 #27 boy name
1986 19,569 261 19,308 #23 boy name
1987 20,181 319 19,862 #22 boy name
1988 20,179 290 19,889 #21 boy name
1989 21,132 254 20,878 #20 boy name
1990 22,937 237 22,700 #18 boy name
1991 21,774 163 21,611 #21 boy name
1992 20,881 173 20,708 #22 boy name
1993 19,612 162 19,450 #23 boy name
1994 18,549 155 18,394 #24 boy name
1995 16,881 124 16,757 #24 boy name
1996 15,704 105 15,599 #25 boy name
1997 16,031 115 15,916 #24 boy name
1998 15,368 94 15,274 #24 boy name
1999 13,837 66 13,771 #28 boy name
2000 12,022 53 11,969 #37 boy name
2001 10,624 56 10,568 #40 boy name
2002 10,107 45 10,062 #40 boy name
2003 8,711 61 8,650 #53 boy name
2004 7,895 74 7,821 #55 boy name
2005 6,721 38 6,683 #68 boy name
2006 6,195 47 6,148 #81 boy name
2007 5,396 42 5,354 #86 boy name
2008 4,732 30 4,702 #97 boy name
2009 4,208 34 4,174 #99 boy name
2010 3,605 33 3,572
2011 3,318 58 3,260
2012 3,016 52 2,964
2013 2,639 57 2,582
2014 2,447 66 2,381
2015 2,445 60 2,385
2016 2,065 43 2,022
2017 1,869 46 1,823

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Popularity of Kyle as a first name

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Popularity of Kyle as a last name

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Common last names for Kyle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • Robinson
  • Harris
  • Wright

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kyle U.S.
  White 79.99% 64.26%
  African American 14.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kyle

People with the last name Kyle are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kyle

  • What name lists does Kyle rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kyle? Kyle is the 131st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kyle was the 1,924th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kyle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 486,404 babies born with the first name Kyle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kyle to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kyle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Kyle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kyle is Wednesday, May 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Kyle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kyle was in 1990 with a total of 22,700 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kyle!
  • Random Kyle Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kyle ranks 77th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 52 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Kyle: Your name in reverse order is Elyk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yelk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kyle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,721 people with the last name Kyle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kyle? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Kyle as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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