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Lyle may refer to:



  • Aaron Lyle (1759–1825), member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Abram Lyle (1820–1891), noted for founding the sugar refiners Abram Lyle & Sons which merged with a rival to become Tate & Lyle
  • Alexander Lyle (1889–1955), US Navy dentist and Medal of Honor awardee
  • Amalya Lyle Kearse (born 1937), judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Amos Lyle (born 1866), politician in the Canadian province of Manitoba
  • Bobby Lyle, jazz pianist
  • Brayden Lyle (born 1973), former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles and Port Adelaide Power in the AFL
  • Dan Lyle (born 1970), American rugby union footballer
  • Derek Lyle (born 1981), footballer, currently playing as a striker for Hamilton Accies in the Scottish Premier League
  • Ethel Hedgeman Lyle (1887–1950), founder of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (ΆKΆ) at Howard University in 1908
  • Freddrenna Lyle, alderman of the 6th ward, in Chicago
  • Graham Lyle (born 1944), Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist; half of the duo Gallagher and Lyle
  • George B. Lyle, briefly mayor of Atlanta during the month of May in 1942
  • George Lyle (ice hockey) (born 1953), former professional ice hockey player
  • Jarrod Lyle (born 1981), Australian professional golfer
  • John E. Lyle, Jr. (1910–2003), U.S. representative from Texas
  • John M. Lyle (1872–1945), Canadian architect
  • Keith Lyle (born 1972), former safety in the National Football League
  • Maria Lyle (born 2000), Scottish sprinter
  • Nancy Lyle (1910–1986) was a tennis player from United Kingdom
  • Rick Lyle (born 1971), former American football defensive end
  • Robert Lyle (Minnesota politician), American politician
  • Ron Lyle (1941–2011), professional boxer
  • Rudy Lyle (1930–1985), American bluegrass banjo player
  • Sandy Lyle (born 1958), Scottish professional golfer
  • Sparky Lyle (born 1944), former American left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Stevie Lyle (born 1979), British professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Thomas Ranken Lyle (1860-1944) was an Irish-Australian mathematical physicist, radiologist, educator and rugby player
  • Tom Lyle (born 1953), comic book artist and penciller

Given name[edit]

  • Lyle Alzado (1949–1992), American NFL All-Pro football player
  • Lyle Beerbohm, professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Lyle Bennett, former head coach of the Central Michigan college football program from 1947 to 1949
  • Lyle Berman (born 1941), professional poker player and business executive
  • Lyle Bettger (1915–2003), character actor known most for his Hollywood roles from the 1950s
  • Lyle Bigbee (1893–1942), former outfielder, pitcher and halfback
  • Lyle Blackwood (born 1951), played in the National Football League with the Miami Dolphins
  • Lyle Boren (1909–1992), Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma
  • Lyle Bouck (born 1923), Lieutenant of the I&R Platoon of the 394th Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division in World War II
  • Lyle Bradley (born 1943), former ice hockey center
  • Lyle Campbell (born 1942), linguist and leading expert on American Indian languages
  • Lyle Craker, professor in the department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts
  • Lyle Green (born 1976), fullback for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League
  • Lyle Hanson, North Dakota politician
  • Lyle W. Hillyard, American politician and attorney from Utah
  • Lyle Kanouse, stage, television, and movie actor, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Lyle Kessler, American playwright and screenwriter
  • Lyle Franklin Lane (born 1926), United States diplomat
  • Lyle H. Lanier (1903–1988), American experimental psychologist, university professor and administrator.
  • Lyle Larson (born 1959), American politician
  • Lyle Lovett (born 1957), American singer-songwriter and actor
  • Lyle Martin (born 1985), American soccer player for the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Lyle Mays (born 1953), American jazz pianist
  • Lyle and Erik Menendez (born 1971), convicted for the shotgun murders in 1989 of their parents in Beverly Hills, California
  • Lyle Mouton (born 1969), former professional baseball player
  • Lyle Neff (born 1969), poet and journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Lyle Oberg, Albertan politician and former member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Lyle Odelein (born 1968), retired hockey player in the National Hockey League
  • Lyle Overbay (born 1977), Major League Baseball first baseman who currently plays for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Lyle Owerko, filmmaker and photographer
  • Lyle Preslar, American musician: guitar player and songwriter for the hardcore punk band Minor Threat
  • Lyle Rains, senior executive at the arcade game company Atari
  • Lyle Reifsnider, set decorator who worked in Hollywood movies from 1946 to 1962
  • Lyle Saxon, New Orleans journalist who reported for The Times-Picayune
  • Lyle F. Schoenfeldt, American business management professor
  • Lyle Sendlein (born 1984), American football center for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Lyle Smith, former assistant coach and head coach of the Boise State college football program
  • Lyle M. Spencer (1911–1968), founder of Science Research Associates (SRA) and The Spencer Foundation
  • Lyle Stewart, Canadian provincial politician
  • Lyle Stuart (1922–2006), American author and independent publisher of controversial books
  • Lyle Talbot (1902–1996), American actor best known for playing Joe Randolph on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
  • Lyle Taylor, footballer
  • Lyle Tayo (January 19, 1889 – May 2, 1971), American film actress
  • Lyle Tuttle (born 1931), well-known American tattoo artist and historian of the medium
  • Lyle Vanclief, PC (born 1943), Canada's Minister of Agriculture from 1997 to 2003
  • Lyle Waggoner (born 1935), American actor and former model
  • Lyle R. Wheeler (1905–1990), Academy Award–winning American motion picture art director
  • Lyle Wicks (1912–2004), British Columbia politician
  • Lyle Williams (1942–2008), U.S. representative from Ohio
  • Lyle Workman, American guitarist, composer and music producer
  • Lyle Yorks (born 1970), retired American soccer midfielder who played in the Major Indoor Soccer League, USISL and Major League Soccer


United Kingdom
  • Lyle Hill, viewpoint in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland
United States

Other uses[edit]

  • Lord Lyle, an extinct Lordship of Parliament in the Peerage of Scotland
  • Lyle Baronets, three baronetcies in the Lyle family, all created in the Baronetage of the UK
  • Lyle guitars, made in Japan in the Matsumoku guitar factory
  • Lyle gun, used to shoot a line towards people in distress in order to rescue them and save their lives
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, children's book written by Bernard Waber
  • "Lyle the Kindly Viking", 15th episode of the VeggieTales animated series
  • Lyle & Scott, Scottish clothing brand, mainly known for their high quality knitwear
  • Lyle's Flying Fox, species of bat in the family Pteropodidae
  • Tate & Lyle, UK-based multinational agri-processor

See also[edit]