Tyler (name)

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 a house builder, one who lays tiles or bricks. It also holds the meaning of "doorkeeper of an inn" or "owner of a tavern" derived from its use in freemasonry as the name of the office of the outer guard. It is used both as a surname, and as given name for both sexes, but predominantly male.[2] Among the earliest recorded uses of the surname is from the 14th century: Wat Tyler of Kent, South East England.

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

The feminine given name Tyler has been superseded by the feminine version of the name Taylor.

People with the surname TylerEdit

People with the middle name TylerEdit

People with the given name TylerEdit

Fictional charactersEdit

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

Given name

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.