Other Origin(s):Welsh
Meaning:Fortress, stronghold, castle
Carlyle is a boy’s name of British origin. It’s a variant of Carlisle, a given name and surname deriving from the city of Carlisle in Cumbria, England. Originally a Roman settlement named Luguvalium, it became Cair Ligualid during the medieval period, which later developed in Caer-luel and then Carlisle. Caer is a Welsh element meaning “fortress, stronghold, castle.” Today, Carlisle is a pretty and bustling town with a long and fascinating history, making it a worthy namesake for your little one! Famous Carlisles include American singer Belinda Carlisle and fictional Twilight vampire Carlisle Cullen.
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