See also: kyle and kýle



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


Proper nounEdit

Kyle (countable and uncountable, plural Kyles)

  1. (countable) A habitational surname, from Scottish Gaelic​.
  2. (countable) A unisex given name
    1. A male given name transferred from the surname.
      • 2005 Joyce Carol Oates: Missing Mom. Ecco 2005. →ISBN page 110:
        Wally Szalla was the least discomforting of men, nothing like the pushy arrogant guys I was always meeting, or who were always meeting me. Guys with names like Dale, Brock, Kevin, Kyle. Guys with names nothing like Wally.
    2. (uncommon) A female given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A placename
    1. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada
    2. A census-designated place in South Dakota, United States
    3. A city in Texas, United States

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From English Kyle, from Scottish Gaelic caol, from Old Irish cáel, from Proto-Celtic *koilos (thin).

Proper nounEdit


  1. a male given name from Scottish Gaelic


For quotations using this term, see Citations:Kyle.