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From Middle English Tyler, Tylere, Tygler, Tygheler, Tyghelere, Tyghelare, Tygelere, from Middle English tiler, tylere, tylare, tylier (tiler).


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Tyler (countable and uncountable, plural Tylers)

  1. An English surname originating as an occupation 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 transferred from the surname, of 1980s and later usage.
  4. A locale in the United States.
    1. An unincorporated community in Florida.
    2. A city in Lincoln County, Minnesota; named for land agent and newspaper editor C. B. Tyler.
    3. An unincorporated community in Pemiscot County, Missouri; named for lumber businessman H. A. Tyler.
    4. A city, the county seat of Smith County, Texas; named for John Tyler, 10th president of the United States.
    5. An unincorporated community in Spokane County, Washington.
    6. A ghost town in California.

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