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What does Wilkie mean?

Wilkie Pronunciation of Wilkie [wilkie] 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".

Associated with: old english, determined (faithful), protector (defender).


16 different relations via Wilkes, William: Bille, Billie, Wilek, Wiley, Will, Willem, Willi, Willie, Willis, Willkes, Willkie, Wills, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot and Wilson.

Creative forms:
(male) Walkie, Welkie, ..

(female) Wilke, Wilwin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilkie Jovanny (W.J.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Wilkie are Billie, Wiley (#1321 the previous year), Will (#834), Willem, William (#5), Willie (#775), Willis (#1985), Willy, Wilmer (#1575), Wilmot and Wilson (#620). 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 0.9%, 90.1%), with versions such as Billie becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilkie, Billie, Wiley, Will, Willem in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of William, Willie, Willis, Willy, Wilmer in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wilmot, Wilson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Will, William, Wilmer outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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