Meaning and History of the Name Kyle
The meaning of Kyle is “channel, narrows, strait.” Kyle was originally a Scottish surname derived from the Gaelic word caol. Kyle was also once the name of a district in what used to be Ayshire County in Scotland. The surname Kyle dates back to the 15th century.
Popularity of Kyle
The feminine form, Kyla, is far less popular. It is the 326th most popular name in England and Wales. In the United States, Kyle was fairly popular as a girl’s name from the 1950s to the mid 1960s and then in the 1980s, but it has since fallen out of fashion.