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Proper noun[edit]

Tyler (countable and uncountable, plural Tylers)

  1. An occupational surname for a tiler.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
    • 1930 Henry Robinson Luce, Fortune (published by Time, inc., 1930):
      However, the whippet-like appearance of most Tyler Corp. executives suggests what McKinney really wants is a spring-legged crew that can run its competitors into the ground. - - - It's no coincidence, either, that his seven-year-old son is named Tyler.
    • 1977 Peter Tauber, The Last Best Hope →ISBN, page 78:
      "Yeah, I guess. I'm part Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth - on paper."
      Zermatt sucked his teeth, still dubious. "I thought Cobb was Tyrus."
      "Sounded too foreign for my mom or something. And there was some Scottish rebel named Tyler - maybe a cousin, so they compromised. It's kind of presidential, too, I guess. And my middle name is for - da-dum! - George Herman Ruth."
  3. (uncommon relative to the male given name) A female given name used since the 1980s.
  4. A city in Minnesota.
  5. A city in Texas, and the county seat of Smith County.

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