While it’s probably not the coolest to be named after a geographical term, Kyle has been a very popular name in modern times. It hit its peak in the 90s where it was in the top 20 for most of the decade. While it’s been dropping in ranks since its heyday, you’ll still find plenty of parents naming their babies Kyle.


  • gaelic: A narrow strait or channel
  • irish:

Alternative Spellings


International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Kyle MacLachlan, Actor Kyle Chandler

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Clint Eastwood, Son of Matthew Fox, Son of Marcia Clark, Son of Howie Long, Son of Rick Fox, Son of Natalie Cole