US Popularity:5247
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:From the protected tower; Fort at Luguvalium
Carlysle is a gender-neutral name that finds its origins in ancient Brittania. The name derives from Carlisle, meaning “fort at Luguvalium,” a reference to the Roman name for the city of Carlisle in Cumbria, England. Carlisle was originally established in order to serve as a fort for Hadrian’s Wall. Carlysle, which means “from the protected tower,” evokes the iconic defensive Roman wall and will imbue baby with a similar legacy of strength and fortitude.

Carlysle Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 1930
- 1290
from 1917
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