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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.
For more information, see also the related boy name William.
Wiley is a somewhat popular first name for males (#652 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#593 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wiley for boys (2015 statistics).
Wiley is also pronounced similarly to Alley, Olley, Wally, Willi and Willy. Other suggested similar baby names are Kiley, Riley, Wil, Wilek, Will and Wole. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wiley.
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