Place Name: Carlisle, Park, Close

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1972), Park (1981), Road (1990)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Scottish, English: locative name from Carlisle (Cumbria).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Carloel circa 1106. An old Celtic name meaning ‘(place) belonging to a man called Luguvalos’ to which Celtic cair ‘fortified town’ was added.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish, English

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

The Carlisle neighbourhood in the Warwick subdivision is named after a famous castle in England, in accordance with the naming theme of the Castle Downs area in which it is located. In the early 1900s, a portion of the Carlisle neighbourhood was named GTP Addition. The original Carlisle Castle is located south of England's border with Scotland; construction of the castle was begun in 1093 by King William II. Carlisle was the backdrop for several historical events. In the 1800s Carlisle Castle went through extensive renovations and is today one of the best preserved castles in England.

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