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Lyle (plural Lyles)

  1. A Scottish habitational surname from Old French l'isle (the island).
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1850 Dinah Craik, Olive, Chapman and Hall, page 147:
      By this means she learnt their Christian names, Robert, and Lyle — the latter of which she admired very much, and thought it exactly suited the pretty, delicate younger brother.
  3. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Minnesota; named for politician and farmer Robert Lyle.
    2. A census-designated place in Washington; named for postmaster and landowner James O. Lyle.
    3. An unincorporated community in Kansas.