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Willie (girl)

What does Willie mean?

Willie Pronunciation of Willie [willie] as a name for girls (also used more generally as boys' name Willie) is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Willie is "determined protector". Willie is a version of Wilhelmina (Old German).

Associated with: determined, protector (defender).


Willie has 1 variant: Willy.

17 more alternative forms via Wilhelmina: Billa, Billee, Billey, Billie, Billy, Minnie, Wileen, Willa, Willamine, Willeen, Willene, Willette, Willmina, Willmine, Wilma, Wilmina and Wilna.

Creative forms:
(female) Williet, Winlie, ..

(male) Willaw, Wille, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willie Erin (W.E.), ..

How popular is Willie?

Willie is a very prominent first name for women (#219 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#6502 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Willie reached its peak rank of #61 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Willie ranked in the Top 2000 are Willa (#481 from recent data), Wilhelmina (#1619), Wilma, Willette, Wilna, Willene, Minnie, Billie and Billy. Other forms, like Willmine, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Willie reached its apex in the 1880s (usage of 3.1%) and is now much less, with versions like Wilhelmina becoming somewhat outmoded. Willa is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willie, Billie, Billy, Minnie, Wilhelmina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Willa, Willene, Willette, Wilma, Wilna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wilma outside U.S.

Similar Names

Willie is alike in pronunciation to Ailee, Aili, Ailie, Ailli, Aillie, Alie, Alli, Allia, Allie, Ellee, Elli, Ellia, Ellie, Illia, Ollie, Ulli, Wallie, Wally, Willow, Yolie and Yollie. Other recommended names are Aillin, Baillie, Billye, Callie, Cellie, Collie, Dilli, Dollie, Emillie, Fillis, Gillie, Haillie, Hallie, Hildie, Hille, Hillie, Hollie, Jilli, Jullie, Kallie, Kellie, Lallie, Lilie, Lilli, Lillia, Lillie, Lollie, Maillie, Mallie, Mellie, Mille, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milzie, Mollie, Nellie, Phillie, Pollie, Sallie, Silkie, Sillia, Silvie, Tallie, Tildie, Tilli, Tillie, Vallie, Wallis, Weslie, Willda, Willma, Wilone and Winnie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willie.

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