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What does Willey mean?

Willey Pronunciation of Willey as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Willey is "crafty". Willey is a variant form of Wiley (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH Wil-, -ley, old english, crafty (intelligent)





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How popular is Willey?

Willey is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2521 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Willey (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) are Wiley (#1321 VIA LATEST LIST) and Wylie (#1965). These relations of Willey were favored by parents in the 1880s (MEDIAN #371) and are now significantly less conventional, with the version Wiley becoming less trendy. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wiley, Wylie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Willey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Willey is pronounced similarly to Alley, Olley, Wallie, Wally, Willi, Willie and Willy. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bille, Billy, Birley, Colley, Culley, Dillen, Finley, Gilbey, Gillbey (see Gilby), Gillby, Gillen, Gilles, Gilley, Halley, Hillel, Hiller, Hillery, Hilly, Kelley, Kiley, Linley, Millen, Miller, Reilley, Ridley, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Sulley, Tulley, Villem, Wadley, Waller, Warley, Webley, Welbey (see Welby), Wellbey (see Welby), Wellby, Wesley, Whitley, Wickley, Wil, Wilber, Wilde, Wilder, Wilek, Wilkes, Will, Willem, Willerd, Willes, Willess, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willis, Willkes, Willmer, Wills, Wilmer, Wole and Wrisley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Willey.