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".
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Wilkie and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Wilkie (outside Top 1000) are Billie, Wiley, Will (#763 the previous year), William (#5), Willie (#722), Willis, Willy, Wilmer and Wilson (#594). Adoption of these forms of Wilkie reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.719%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.213%, ▼70.4%), with versions such as Wilmer becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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Suggested similar baby names are Albie, Alfie, Algie, Alvie▼, Arlie▼, Bailie, Baillie, Baldie, Berkie, Birkie, Birlie, Birnie, Brilie, Colbie, Collie, Cookie, Dickie▼, Elie▼, Erlie, Finlie, Ghillie, Gillbie, Hallie▼, Heckie, Hillie, Ikie, Ilie, Jakie, Kelbie, Kelsie, Kirklie, Linnie, Mackie, Malakie, Miltie, Nickie, Ollie▼, Richie▼, Rickie▼, Rollie▼, Sivnie, 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, Willmer, Wilmar, Wilmore, Wilton▼, Wole, Wolfe, Wylie▼ and Zackie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wilkie.