Why is Carlisle named after a Car?

I was just wondering, being called carlisle, why is he named after a car- (because car-lisle) can anyone tell me why? ( or find out) PLEASE!!!!


Also- don`t bother answering if you are going to put rude things- i will just report you. PLEASE JUST find out why- or if you already know- then great!! seee- CARlisle

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Carlisle is an old English name that means "Carl's island" or someone from Carl's island.

    It is also a variant of Carlyle (Old English), and the meaning is "fort at Luguvalium" or someone from there. Luguvalium was a town in the Roman province of Britannia. Today it is known as Carlisle, located in the English county of Cumbria (formerly in Cumberland).

    Carlisle is an uncommon first name for men but a very common last name for both men and women (#1399 out of 88799 names. 1990 U.S. Census)


  • No, Carlisle is not named after a car. To separate the word you would get Carl-Isle which is pronounced as (Karl - El) . More rather its an extension of the name Carl.

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