SOURCE: Location
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KAHR-liel  [details]

Meaning & History

From the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.

Related Names

VARIANT: Carlyle
Entry updated October 30, 2011