Tyler

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Tyler
Pronunciation/ˈtlər/
GenderUnisex
Origin
Word/nameOld English
Meaning"Maker or layer of tiles" or "Doorkeeper of"
Region of originEngland
Other names
Related namesTaylor
Frequency and comparison:[1]

Tyler is an English (old English) name derived from the Old French tieuleor, tieulier (tiler, tile maker) and the Middle English tyler, tylere. The name was originally an occupational name for one who makes or lays tiles. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for both sexes.[2] Among the earliest recorded use of the surname is from the 14th century; Wat Tyler of Kent, South East England.

People with the surname Tyler[edit]

People with the middle name Tyler[edit]

People with the given name Tyler[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Surname
  • Darcy Tyler, from the Australian soap opera Neighbours
  • Three different fictional superheroes appearing in DC Comics:
  • Isabelle Tyler, from the American science fiction drama series The 4400
  • Rose Tyler, from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who
    • Jackie Tyler, from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, Rose's mother
    • Pete Tyler, from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, Rose's father
  • Sam Tyler, from the British science fiction television series Life on Mars and its American adaptation
  • Zeke Tyler, from the American movie The Faculty
Given name

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyler Surname at Forebears
  2. ^ Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, Oxford Dictionary of First Names, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1, p. 265.