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Wiley meaning and name origin
Wiley \wi-ley\ as a boy's name is pronounced WYE-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wiley is "crafty". The original meaning probably refers to mechanical ability without the negative connotations. Also possibly a place name, "water meadow". Wiley is the name of both a village and a river in England.
Wiley has 2 variant forms: Willey and Wylie.
For more information, see also the related name William.
Baby names that sound like Wiley are Willy, Alley, Juley, Olley, Wally, Will, Willi, Wil and Wole.
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Popularity of Wiley
Wiley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#652 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#593 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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