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What does Wilkinson mean?

Wilkinson Pronunciation of Wilkinson [wilkin-son] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wilkinson is "son of little Will".

Associated with: old english, little.


Wilkinson has 3 variants: Wilkins, Willkins and Willkinson.

Related boy name: William.

Creative forms:
(male) Wilkinsor, Wilkinston, ..

(female) Wilkinwen, Wilkinwin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wilkinson Reginald (W.R.), ..

How popular is Wilkinson?

Wilkinson is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#576 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. William (#5 via latest list) is the only prominent variation form of Wilkinson (not ranked). This relation of Wilkinson was at the peak of its popularity 135 years ago (#2) and has become much less popular since (#5, 89% less usage), with William becoming less in vogue. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of William in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alanson, Albinson, Alison, Alisson, Allison, Clinton, Dickinson, Dickson, Elison, Elisson, Ellison, Gillion, Gillson, Gilson, Hopkinson, Nickson, Nilson, Nilsson, Philipson, Rawlinson, Robbinson, Robinson, Simonson, Tomlinson, Tompkinson (see Tompkins), Vinson, Walwinn (see Walwyn), Watkins, Wellington, Wilkes, Wilkie, Williamson, Willis, Williss, Williston, Willson, Wilson, Wilton, Winsor, Winston and Winton. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wilkinson.

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