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Quick Facts on Tyler

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 63
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Tyler

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Tyler

Tyler comes from the transferred use of an English surname originating as an occupation describing a “tile-maker”. In Olde English, “tigele” was the all-encompassing word for “tile, brick, roofing shingle”, borrowed from the Latin “tegula” (“covering”). A tile-maker would have been considered an important and respectable trade in medieval England and he most likely made a good living. In fact, Tyler is one of the oldest recorded surnames in England first appearing in the late 12th century and rendered as “le Tuiler” (apparently one of the earliest Knights Templar). Another early surname bearer was Walter "Wat" Tyler, the leader of the English Peasants Revolt of 1381. Using surnames as first names has been a long-time practice in the naming styles of America (especially for boys), but other English-speaking countries occasionally do the same. Tyler was first popularized as a given name among Americans in the 19th century, largely influenced by our 10th President, John Tyler (1790-1862). Today Tyler enjoys widespread usage outside of America. It’s currently most popular in Scotland followed closely by Australia, England and Northern Ireland. Tyler also continues to do quite well in the United States and Canada.

Popularity of the Name Tyler

Tyler appeared sporadically on the U.S. male naming charts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; however, it wasn’t until 1946 that the name finally began to stick. Slowly but surely the name kept gaining in popularity as the years progressed. Tyler advanced to America’s Top 100 list for the first time in 1981 and from there he continued to climb even further. The name reached its peak popularity in 1993 and 1994 when it was the 5th most common baby boy’s name in the country (beaten only by Michael, Christopher, Matthew and Joshua). Over 60,000 baby boys were named Tyler in those two years alone. Technically a unisex mane, Tyler also has a history of being used for girls since the mid-1980s, but it has largely been replaced by Taylor. For the most part, we consider this little “tile-maker” almost exclusively masculine.
Popularity of the Boy Name Tyler
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Tyler

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Tyler

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Tyler

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

  • Popular Songs on Tyler

    Popular Songs on Tyler

    Tyler - a song by The Toadies

    Tyler - a song by UB40

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Tyler

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Tyler

    Tyler Makes Pancakes! (Tyler Florence) - It starts with a grumbling tummy. And a dream of something yummy. What is it time for? Pancakes! Tyler and his dog, Tofu, are hungry for blueberry pancakes. They are so good to eat—all fluffy and juicy and hot. But the real fun is making them. First you need a chicken, a cow, a few blueberry bushes, some special trees, and lots of mixing, flipping, and topping. Chickens? Trees? We’re still talking pancakes, right? Yes we are, and Tyler and Tofu find out just how it’s done, all before sitting down for the best breakfast ever! Do you think pancakes come from a box? Not really! So let Food Network star Tyler Florence and Craig Frazier take you on an adventure from farm to mouth. You’ll learn how we get the best ingredients and discover that the most important one of all comes from the heart. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Tyler Makes Spaghetti! (Tyler Florence) - In Tyler Makes Spaghetti!, Tyler and his dog, Tofu—the heroes of Tyler Makes Pancakes!—want to prepare their favorite meal. The pair go to Chef Lorenzo Mascarpone for information on making spaghetti and meatballs. They imagine a trip around the world to gather all the fresh ingredients for pasta and tomato sauce. Then it’s back to the kitchen where Tyler discovers that cooking his favorite food is as much fun as eating it! Playful full-color illustrations by Craig Frazier, a Did You Know? section with cool facts, and Chef Tyler Florence’s recipe for spaghetti and meatballs make this a delicious choice for little foodies and picky eaters. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Tyler

    Famous People Named Tyler

    Famous People Named Tyler - Tyler Perry (director)

  • Children of Famous People Named Tyler

    Children of Famous People Named Tyler

    Famous People who Named their Child Tyler - Bobby Sherman (singer); Bobcat Goldthwait (comic); John Ritter (actor); Marlee Matlin (actress); Pete Rose (baseball player)

  • Historic Figures

    Tyler - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    John Tyler (29 Mar 1790 - 18 Jan 1862) - Yes, we know that "Tyler" is his last name, but we wanted to throw him in here given his obvious influence on the popularity of the name Tyler as a given name in America. John Tyler was the 10th President of the United States. In the previous term, he had been William Henry Harrison’s VP – and when Harrison died suddenly of pneumonia within a year of his term, Tyler ascended to the Chief Executive position. A southern gentleman (he hailed from Virginia), Tyler had a long political career. He wants power and he has a plan, which isolated him from many. Seen as aloof, stubborn, aristocratic and independent – he was a one-term President. Nonetheless, his presidency is marked by two important achievements: the annexation of Texas and a treaty with England to establish the Canadian border. Oh, and the man also procreated 15 children in his lifetime!

Personality of the Boy Name Tyler

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 - Tyler

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