Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KAHR-liel  [key·IPA]

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

Given Name DescendantCarlisle(English)


Entry updated October 30, 2011