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This article is about the name “Tyler”. For other uses, see Tyler (disambiguation).
Pronunciation /ˈtlər/ TY-lər
Gender Male
Word/name Old English
Meaning "Maker of tiles" or "Doorkeeper of Inn"
Region of origin England
Other names
Related names Taylor

Tyler is an English (old English) word which means door keeper of an inn. It is also thought to be a derived occupational name derived from “tiler”, one who makes tiles. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for all genders.[2] Among the earliest recorded use of the surname is from the 14th century; Wat Tyler of Kent, South East England.

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  1. ^ British surnames - origin
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p. 265.