What does Wilkie mean?
Wilkie /wil-kie/ as a name for boys is of Old English and Old German origin, and Wilkie means "determined protector". Wilkie is an alternate form of Wilkes (Old English): probably a short variation of Wilkins. Wilkie is also a derivative of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".
(male) Walkie, Welkie, ..
(female) Wilke, Wilkieta, ..
How popular is Wilkie?
Wilkie is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4680 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Wilkie for boys. Wilkie was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #1921 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Wilkie and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Wilkie are Billie, Wiley (#1417 the previous year), Will (#763), Willem (#1731), William (#5), Willie (#722), Willis (#1873), Willy, Wilmer (#1577), Wilmot and Wilson (#594). Adoption of these forms of Wilkie reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 9.13%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.96%, ▼89.5%), with versions such as Billie becoming less fashionable.
Suggested similar names are Albie, Alfie, Algie, Alvie▼, Arlie▼, Bailie, Baillie, Baldie, Berkie, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Birnie, Brilie (see Briley), Colbie, Collie, Cookie, Dickie▼, Elie, Erlie, Finlie, Ghillie, Gillbie (see Gilby), Hallie▼, Heckie, Hillie, Ikie, Ilie, Jakie, Kelbie, Kelsie, Kirklie (see Kirkley), Linnie, Mackie, Malakie, Miltie, Nickie, Ollie▼, Richie, Rickie▼, Rollie▼, Sivnie (see Sivney), Skie, Sollie, Tullie, Vinnie, Wake, Waldi, Walid, Walker▲, Wallie, Wallis, Walwin, Welbie, Wick, Wickley, Wil, Wilbur▼, Wild, Wilde, Wilder, Wilfried, Wilkins, Willes, Willet, Willey, Williss, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmore, Wilton▼, Wole, Wolfe, Wylie and Zackie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wilkie.