1. Proper noun.  (surname, from Old English) derived from Carlisle; the most famous to bear it was Thomas Carlyle.
  2. Proper noun.  (given name, male) transferred from the surname.
  3. Proper noun.  Any of a number of places in the US named for people with the surname.

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