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National Kyle Day – November 8, 2022

National Kyle Day is celebrated on November 8 every year. Kyle is a masculine name of Scottish and Irish origin. It comes from the Gaelic ‘caol,’ meaning “a narrow,” “a sound,” or “a straight.” This term refers to the narrow channel of water between an island and another island or mainland. Kyle can also be a Scottish surname from an area in southwestern Scotland — in fact, it began as a last name. Soon after, Kyle began being used as a personal name for boys and, for a brief time, girls. Kyles across the world are wonderful people and we are stoked to be celebrating them!

History of National Kyle Day

Kyle is a traditionally masculine name of Scottish and Irish origin. It comes from the Gaelic ‘caol,’ meaning ‘a narrow,’ ‘a sound,’ or ‘a straight.’ This term refers to the narrow channel of water between an island and another island or mainland. Kyle can also be a Scottish surname from an area in southwestern Scotland — in fact, it began as a last name. Soon after, Kyle began being used as a personal name for boys and, for a brief time, girls. Some of the most popular Kyles in pop culture are Kyle Reese from “The Terminator” and Kyle Broflovski from “South Park.”

Reese is a fictional character from the “Terminator” franchise. He is the protagonist of the first film and is often featured as a supporting character in other installments of the franchise. Reese is a soldier in the human resistance against the artificial intelligence Skynet. In the post-apocalyptic reality he was born in, most of humanity had been wiped out in a nuclear war perpetrated by Skynet. He joins the resistance to help fight off complete human extinction. The leader of the movement is John Conner.

Reese was born in 2004 and eventually became a sergeant in the Tech-Com facility of the Resistance. He worked as a personal soldier to Conner and was often sent out on missions by him. Unbeknownst to him, Reese is a central figure in the fight against Skynet. The viewers of the franchise find out about Reese’s importance in the first film when he is sent back in time to protect Conner’s mother, Sarah, from a Skynet orchestrated assassination attempt. Reese and Sarah, though, eventually develop feelings for one another and conceive John. Reese dies before the end of the film.

National Kyle Day timeline

1984
“The Terminator”

“The Terminator” premiers with a protagonist named Kyle.

1997
“South Park”

“South Park” premiers with a central character named Kyle Broflovski.

2009
“Terminator Salvation”

Reese features as a supporting character in the film.

2015
“Terminator Genisys”

Reese is portrayed by Jai Courtney in the franchise reboot.

National Kyle Day FAQs

Is Kyle a weird name?

Not at all!

Does Kyle mean handsome?

No, it means “a narrow” or “a strait.”

Is Kyle a French name?

The name originates from Scotland.

National Kyle Day Activities

  1. Appreciate a Kyle

    If you have a wonderful Kyle in your life, go appreciate them. Today’s the day.

  2. Look up the etymology of your name

    Your name is bound to be interesting. Look up the origin of your own name.

  3. Watch “The Terminator”

    Give the movie “The Terminator” a watch. It’s an entertaining experience.

5 Facts About “South Park”

  1. A sitcom

    “South Park” is an American animated sitcom set in South Park, Colorado.

  2. Production cycle

    Each episode is produced in under a week.

  3. Celebrity cameos

    There is a celebrity depicted on screen in each episode.

  4. Aliens

    …So are aliens!

  5. Kyle’s lifespan

    Kyle was almost killed off at the end of season five!

Why We Love National Kyle Day

  1. The name has a lesser known meaning

    Many of us know a Kyle but not many know what the name means. It’s cool to know where the popular name comes from.

  2. It reminds us of words long passed

    Names like Kyle are like fossils. They may be in common use today but the word itself is a relic frozen in time, preserving a portion of a dead variation of a language.

  3. It’s fun to appreciate Kyles

    Kyles are great! We are down for any reason to celebrate them.

National Kyle Day dates

YearDateDay
2022November 8Tuesday
2023November 8Wednesday
2024November 8Friday
2025November 8Saturday
2026November 8Sunday

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