What does Wiley mean?
Wiley [wi-ley] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: William.Creative forms:
(male) Weley, Wileyd, ..
(female) Wile, Wilo, .. Middle name pairings:
Wiley Graysen (W.G.), ..
How popular is Wiley?
Wiley is a somewhat popular first name for men (#652 out of 1220, Top 53%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#653 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name statistics of Wiley for boys. Wiley reached its peak position of #183 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1321. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed analysis of the ranking of Wiley and associated names. William (#5 a year ago) and Wylie (#1965) are the prominent alternative forms of Wiley (#1321 a year ago). These forms of Wiley reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 7.83%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.84%, 89% less).
Wiley▼ is alike in pronunciation to Alley, Aly, Eloy, Ely, Olley, Wally, Willi, Willie▼ and Willy. Other recommended names are Adley, Arley, Atley, Bailey▼, Baley, Birley, Briley, Cailey, Caley, Coley, Dailey, Daley, Finley▲, Gilbey, Gilley, Hailey, Haley, Juley, Kaley, Kiley, Linley, Mikey, Paley, Ridley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Roley, Ryley, Wadley, Warley, Webley, Welbey (see Welby), Welby, Wesley▲, Whitey, Whitley, Wickley, Wil, Wilber▼, Wild, Wilde, Wilder▲, Wilek, Wilkes, Will▼, Willem, Willes, Willet, Wills, Wilmer▼, Wole, Wrisley and Wyler. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wiley.