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Origin: Gaelic
Meaning: Handsome

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Kyle

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Kyle in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Kyle:

  • Records indicate that 465,808 boys in the United States have been named Kyle since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1990, when 22,697 people in the U.S. were given the name Kyle. Those people are now 30 years old.

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    Comments about the name Kyle

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      47 Positive Comments

  • "I called my newborn child (a boy) Kyle. Most of French people (we're French) don't like it, saying it sounds hard and too American. But no matter, my husband and I like it very much and we live in an English-speaking country where it is a bit more common. It refers to the idea of somebody cool, cute but strong. The only drawback is if my son wishes to make a political career or a high-ranking post, maybe his first name will make him lose in credibility..." Nov. 10, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find my name to be absolutely delightful. All of the Kyles I have ever met have been the best, with the exception of one, but he went by a nickname, presumably because he knew he didn't want to tarnish the name." Aug. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name! when i was younger i didn't like it as much, but it really has grown on me. Not entirely sure of its proper pronunciation, some people pronounce it "ky-yill" and others pronounce it "kile"... so i'm not sure whats what, but either way, still love me name. and yep, i know many other Kyle's, and the cool thing is that they're all cool too." Jun. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "kkkkkkkkkkkkkkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" Sep. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "named my son KYLE in 2003.fine traditional SCOTTISH name.nothing wrong with being proud of your heritage." Aug. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi My name is Kyle, born 1978! One of the older ones here! The name is awesome, unique (means strong, straight body of water in Gaelic) and keeps me in touch with my Scottish roots (my Mom and Dad are from Glasgow) All Kyle's are good looking guys which women me! Never had a problem yet!" May. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Kyle. I love my name. Even though there were like 2,350 other Kyles named the year I was born I've only ever met one other Kyle, so that's cool. The only problem I've had with it is getting people to say it right. People with southern accents call me "carl", and immigrants have called me anything from "kill" to "Lyle". But hey I adapt cause like I said I love my name." Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle. I'm a guy. And I love my name. Unique, yes. Cute, very. Charming, absolutely. I wouldn't trade it for the word. And as weird as it sounds, I bet a couple of these girls named Kyle are pretty beautiful. Go figure. :)" Jan. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle (boy) but I do not use it. It sounds like a child's name. I'm not sure I could ever think of someone being a judge or congressman with such a name. I simply go by kai (which avoids the cow sounding words non-english speakers use)" Dec. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Older people usually think my name is Cal....oh and Kyle is nearly impossible to say correctly for native Spanish speakers. My Guatamalean friend calls me cow." Nov. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kyle and kyle is awesome, just awesome." Sep. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "hi everyone my name is kyle and most of you guys are right im not a follower, i have a lot of friends, im handsome(16 btw), and i havn't met anyone that didnt hate me for a good reason (sorry tim) but having this name is a blessing and my momther is a godsend for making me the way i am and she could not have raised me better but if u dont like your name you had better get used to it or get a name change because its the best name ever! btw my brother's name is jacob so our names just go great together so peace everyone." Aug. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my older brothers name who i recently lost, and soon will be my sons name also" Jul. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "like some other people in here im a girl named kyle :) and i really like it. teachers always assume im a guy before they meet me but i enjoy there reactions lol i think its a nice name for a girl or a guy although a lot of guys are named kyle at my school..." Jan. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Kyle and Im am too the oldest in my family. Ive meet a few others but not many, I like it could be worse." Jan. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I never met a Kyle I didn't like! Most Kyle's are very laid-back, accepting, and intelligent, with a very unique style all their own. I never met one who was a follower or didn't have a slew of friends!" Nov. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are about to name our unborn baby Kyle and we just love the name!" Nov. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kajle (pronounced Kyle). I think it works well, my parrents often shorten it to Kaj (kai) but it is hard to introduce yourself like that (Hi I'm Kai)" Oct. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "One of my good friend's is named Kyle and it suits him perfectly so basically i love this name! And i hope it doesn't get too popular so i can name a child "Kyle"!" Sep. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle and yes I am a girl. I have had that name longer than anyone who has posted here. I used to hate it but not I would never change it. People always call me Carol. When my parents named me no one had that name neither boys or girls. Everyone is correct in saying it is very unique but it isn't just a boys name either." Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like being a Kyle because of its uniqueness. There are tons of Michaels, Chris', and Johns while there's only a handful of us. It's weird that I can usually pick out other Kyles in a crowd." Aug. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "how many people named kyle are the oldest kid like me" Aug. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle and I never really thought about the name until i read this website. I like the name and I'm glad only a few people have it! Kyle-4-Life!" Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle is an awesome name. For some reason when I introduce myself a few people hear Todd or Tom.where do they get that from?" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "OKay my boy friend's name is Kyle Wurm I just call him wurmy well every one does lol its the most cute attractive guy name ever! his gangsta name is kylizzle lol we rnt gansta tho lol well love all ya kyles!" Jul. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this boy named kyle he so cute i will always love him" Mar. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my boyfriend's name and it is just so him so I love it. I think it's such a cute name! I call him my Kylie!" Mar. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle is a good name it is unique but when i say it other people start to luagh." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "its so easy to say. my 2 year old says it clear as day and i think that it suits my man perfectly" Jan. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "this name rocks this lad i realy like is called kyle and i just cant stop thinking about him i love his name so much and if i have a baby boy then i wont to name him kyle!!!" Nov. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle and I am a girl. I have had this name long before it became a popular boys name. Although most people repeat it as Carol....Huh? Best name for a girl ever." Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a wonderful name for a girl! Its just so unique!" Sep. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i luv how my names kylie, and kyles like the man-form of my name. crazy." Sep. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle, although I'm a girl. I've accepeted my name a long time ago, but it wasn't always that way. I remember being three and throwing an absolute tantrum about the name that was picked for me, hating the fact that it was typically (and still is typically) labelled a boy's name, particularly with the younger set. Pre-school and kindergarten invited lot's of teasing, and I still hear shocked whispers when I'm working with younger kids at school. However, now, for the most part, people applaud my name for it's uniqueness. Unique for the gender it's applied to, I know tons and tons of kyle's, it's just that I'm the only girl. Now I think I've grown into my name, it' effects you and becomes who you are, so I forgot about my secret ambition of changing it a long time ago, something I would never dream of now. However, to any creative parents out there, I would like to mention that any unusual name will spark unprecedented amounts of interest among your child's peers, espcecially while they're growing up. It can be tough, and you just want to keep in mind that this is their name, not yours, and while it's good to be original and creative, you don't want to get carried away or overdue it. Sometimes I wondered what I could have been named, but now I am at least grateful for the fact that I am not just another jessica among many, or lauren, ect. I like my name now, and it's not going anywhere." Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My best friend's name is Kyle, and it's always been a favorite name of mine. It's short and easy to remember, and it has the benefit of being age-universal: it's easy to picture a cute little kid named Kyle, a smart, popular teenager named Kyle, and a strong, confident adult named Kyle." Jan. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kyle and know wat girls dig it. man its so graet having this name. Im in honers and everyone says its the name. i only meet a handfull of kyles. i love this name it is the best name that i have heard of. i have so many freinds with james, john, joe, mikle, and another cool name and its cody he is my second best friend sence pre.k and i have only heard one of my name kyle ___ and one cody well thats my frinds name so only one of his." Dec. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Being Kyle is great. I have lots of friends named Mark, Mike, Darren, Tom, etc., but only a few named Kyle. Plus, chicks dig it!!"" Nov. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Kyle, knowing that it was a good childs name as well as a nice Man's name when he grows up.." Sep. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My oldest son is named Kyle and I've received lots of complements on it. You'll notice that on tv shows, Kyles are always the "cool" handsome types. Its a slightly different name but not too different so as to be annoying or hard to pronounce." Jul. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle is my big brothers name and he absolutely loves the name Kyle,he thinks there is no better name in the world. If I had a choice on the correct spelling of "Kyle" it would be Chyle." Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle is my friend's name. He is so much fun. I love Kyle!" Jun. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle is my brother's name. He is 13 years old. He is fun and caring. I love the name." Jun. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Kyle. But my mother calls me "Ky" or "Ky-Ky", and I don't like that. I just like to be called "Kyle"." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People call me Kyle with Bile. This name still rox though!!! Kyle's Super Powers unite!!! Go Zeppelin!" Dec. 20, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is kyle and love it. I only know a few other people named Kyle. The only bad thing is that some people at first when they are young say cow." Dec. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think its a pretty unique name...i have only met a hand full of Kyle's in my lifetime. So I enjoy having an uncommon name." Aug. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "Masculine name, sounds great for a child with great potential!" Jun. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Kyle is the name of my dad stepdad, he?s dating my mom when I don?t want him too >:(" Jul. 12, 2019: Report as inappropriate

      19 Neutral Comments

  • "I named my second son Kyle. My first son is Travis. Love both names. When I named them, I had only known one or two people by that name, though both became popular around the same time. I guess they were trend setters! Both sons are handsome, talented and have lots of friends. Great names for boys or grown men." Nov. 7, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a boyfriend called Kyle, but my name is Kayla put it together it's Kyla!!!" Sep. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is kyle and i know 6 more kyles most of them are my friends so i dont like it when they say kyle because we all turn round" May. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "meh, I guess Kyle is an ok name. Everyone always speaks with Cartmans accent from south park and calls me a stupid Jew, lol." Nov. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kyle means PRETTY and is a irish name. Take pride in your name. It is as I would say a "FABULOUS" name. I love it." Jun. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I met someone with such a strong accent when they said my name (Kyle) it sounded like they were saying cow..." May. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "kyle'S a great name for a boy i know plenty and there all great and cute but for a girl come on it's so not pretty" Apr. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Kaahl (Kyle). And he likes ice cream." Jan. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hey everyone! My name is Kyle and I'm a girl! A ton of people don't know this, but Kyle is also a girls name and Im living proof! Since alot of guys are named Kyle, people are often surprised when they hear of a girl Kyle, so I often get alot of puzzled faces. But they get over it. Actually, people don't act as surprised as you think they would. I just wanted to put that out there. And hey, has anyone ever heard of Kyle Kavanagh from the 5th cycle of America's next top model?! She's living proof too! :)" Jan. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Kyle and I don't think this name is very unique. There are tons of Kyles out there, almost at Matt or Michael popularity. I had 5 Kyles in my Junior year Spanish class and just recently had 7, yes 7, Kyles on my college baseball team. I think it is a fine name, just popular now. 99% of the people I know just call me by my last name anyway." Oct. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother mixes it up with kieth all the time, as well as ken, katie, and david." Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Kyle. And I know a couple of other Kyles." Jun. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My experience with the name kyle is that it translates to POOP HEAD" Jun. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Being one of the older "Kyle"'s around, I've had to get used to hearing my name all the time when parents are calling their children. At one point I started to hate my name because of this, but I've accepted that it is simply a popular name for whatever reason. I've chosen the name "Ezra" for my first born son, and I hope there is no sudden resurgence in popularity for his name so he can have a good strong name that is still somewhat unique." Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i think that the name kyle is a honor that people who have that name should be very thankful and happy alot of people would love to live that name out as much as they can people think that name is dum should never had that name in the first place never should ever again thank you." Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son is called kyle I just love the name think it is great!!" Dec. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little brothers name is Kyle I like the name but it doesn't fit in with my family we have different names in our family Kyle well it just sticks out" Jan. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I do like this name, it's so common though, i know atleast 5 or more people that have this name!" Aug. 15, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "I guess its okay since some people associate it with being a sexy name or whatever. But there isnt a whole lot I can do with it. I'll always just be Kyle. And it doesnt flow well either." Aug. 7, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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