Boy Baby Name

Kyle

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Quick Facts on Kyle

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Celtic, Gaelic, Scottish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 1
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 155
Pronunciation:
KILE
Simple meaning:
Slender, narrow straight

Characteristics of Kyle

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Kyle

A kyle is the Scottish geographic term for a narrow straight (from the Gaelic word “caol” meaning ‘slender’). Kyle is also a Scottish surname which derives from a place name located in southwest Scotland called “Coel” (pronounced “coil”) originating from a Brythonic name rather than a Gaelic one (both tribes were Celts). This ties the name to the Celtic king, Old King Cole, from the memorable nursery rhyme: “Old King Cole was a merry old soul / And a merry old soul was he; / He called for his pipe, and he called for his bowl / And he called for his fiddlers three.” The surname dates back to the 15th century and was first recorded in 1428 at Glasgow, Scotland as “Kile.” It’s not clear when Kyle came into use as a first name but it was in use at the end of the 19th century in America. The name is currently most popular in Scotland (ranking in at position #16 in 2009), as well as Ireland, Canada and England.

Popularity of the Name Kyle

In America the name Kyle was scarcely on the charts until the 1920’s. The name’s popularity grew slowly and quietly until it reached its apex in the late 1980’s throughout the 1990’s when it was generally a Top 25 pick for boys. Kyle has been in decline since the year 2000, having lost nearly 80 positions on the charts; this means that the name is losing its trendiness, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While we consider Kyle a boy’s name, it has shown up on the charts for girls sporadically between 1950 and 1990, but it never took hold and eventually fell into obscurity. Kyle has old Scottish roots but feels more like a modern classic. It’s a soft, smooth name for parents that like the strong “K” sound, but don’t necessarily want an overly masculine name.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kyle
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kyle

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Kyle

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kyle

    Kyle We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kyle.

  • Popular Songs on Kyle

    Popular Songs on Kyle

    Kyle Quit the Band - a song by Tenacious D

    Kyle's Mom Is a Big Fat Bitch - a song by Eric Cartman from South Park [explicit]

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Kyle

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Kyle

    Escaping the Giant Wave (Peg Kehret) - Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean. One evening Kyle is left in charge of his younger sister, BeeBee, while his parents attend an adults-only Salesman of the Year dinner on an elegant yacht. Then the earthquake comes, starting a fire in their hotel! As Kyle and BeeBee fight their way out through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers the sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Giant tsunami waves -- three or four stories high can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn't escape fast enough. Kyle and BeeBee flee uphill as a tsunami crashes over the beach, the hotel, and the town. The giant wave charges straight up the hillside and through the woods where the children are running for their lives. The perfect vacation has become a nightmare! Somehow Kyle and BeeBee have to outwit nature's fury and save themselves from tsunami terror. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Har-Kyle and the Battle for Bargar (Harry Chinchinian) - Bargar. Land of the Beast People, where Squadron Leader Har-Kyle is challenged to re-capture the blue Ozum ray-gun. The paralyzing rays are used for hunting animals, and are also being developed by the Beast People to hunt men, women, and children. The battle seems over before it even begins. But for Har-Kyle, the Battle for Bargar has just begun! Recommended for ages 13+

    Kyle Oaks: The Fight for the Throne (Justus Stewart) - Justus lives in Saranac Lake, New York. He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is also a member of the Cub Scouts Pack 9. He enjoys playing the piano, writing and building things. Justus’ favorite authors are Russell Banks, J.K. Rowlings and C.S. Lewis. They inspired him to write this book. King Kyle started out first as a drawing and a few words. That turned into more of a thought that he wanted to turn his idea into a book. His dream of being publish at 10 years old has come true and wants to share his story with each and everyone of you just like his favorite authors do with their stories. He hopes you enjoy reading this book as much as he did writing it. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Kyle's Colorful Life (Drema McNeal) - Drema McNeal has captured the thoughts of a special child, Kyle. Autism continues to afflict our precious children at an alarming rate. They need warmth, understanding and time with parents and care givers to focus thoughts and actions from reading turning them into a basis for education and growth. Beautifully illustrated by Kasey Short, Kyles Colorful Life will enhance reading time for all children of all ages.

    Kyle's Island (Sally Derby) - When Kyle and his family return to their beloved lake cottage in Michigan, his mother drops the bomb that this will be their last summer there. Newly divorced, she feels forced to sell the property to make ends meet. A veteran fisherman at age 13, and very much tuned into lake life and nature’s simple pleasures, Kyle rages at the prospect and boils inwardly at his father for causing the family’s upheaval. Stung by loss, and out of sorts with this unwelcome transition in his life, Kyle trudges through the days of what was supposed to be a great summer. He also makes a quest out of exploring an uninhabited island in the lake. When he connects with a somewhat mysterious neighbor and takes him on fishing excursions, Kyle learns more about the island and begins to feel empathy for other people’s stories. A sensitive coming-of-age tale that does not tie up ends too neatly. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Smile with Kyle the Koala (Rosemary Scarsella) - Smile with Kyle the Koala is a book that delivers a very simple but very important message; how a child's attitude can impact the world around them. The adorable main character, a pudgy, happy-go-lucky Koala named Kyle takes the reader through his day. He conveys the message of how happiness can start with a smile and catch on to others around him. The book is beautifully illustrated and is bound to put a smile on every reader's face. This story will undoubtedly become a favorite among all who read it. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Kyle

    Famous People Named Kyle

    Famous People Named Kyle - Kyle MacLachlan (actor); Kyle Boller (football player); Kyle Busch (race car driver); Kyle Petty (race car driver); Kyle Gallner (actor); Kyle Chandler (actor); Kyle Turris (hockey player); Kyle Reese (actor); Kyle Massey (actor)

  • Children of Famous People Named Kyle

    Children of Famous People Named Kyle

    Famous People who Named their Child Kyle - Clint Eastwood (actor/director); Deborah Norville (TV personality); Frank Gifford (sportscaster); Howie Long (football player); Marcia Clark (attorney); Matthew Fox (actor); Natalie Cole (singer); Rick Fox (basketball player); Susan Powter (motivational speaker)

  • Historic Figures

    Kyle - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Kyle - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kyle.

Personality of the Boy Name Kyle

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Kyle

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