From Middle English and Old French (del) isle (“island”). In some cases from the place names Lisle and Lille in France.
- A surname.
- A male given name.
- 1850 Dinah Craik, Olive, Chapman and Hall, page 147:
- By this means she learnt their Christian names, Robert, and Lyle — the latter of which she admired very much, and thought it exactly suited the pretty, delicate younger brother.