What does Willie mean?
Willie [willie] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Willie) is pronounced WIL-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of names beginning with Wil-. Country-western singer Willie Nelson. Actor Wil Wheaton has made his form of the name familiar to fans of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
Associated with: star.
(male) Waylie, Welie, ..
(female) Williet, Wilwin, .. Middle name pairings:
Willie Lorenzo (W.L.), ..
How popular is Willie?
Willie is a very popular first name for men (#61 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#6502 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Willie reached its highest position of #14 in the U.S. in the 1900s, and is at #775 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Willie (#775 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are William (#5 from recent data), Will (#834), Willis (#1985) and Willy. Usage of these forms of Willie was common a century ago (average #410) and has become much lower since (#1119, ▼90%), with forms such as William going out of style.
Willie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Allie▼, Elie, Elli, Ilie, Ollie▼, Wallie, Wally, Wiley▼, Willey, Willi and Wylie. Other recommended names are Baillie, Bille, Billie▼, Birlie, Collie, Fillip, Finlie, Ghillie, Gillbie (see Gilby), Gillies, Gillis, Hallie▼, Hillie, Hillier, Miltie, Rollie▼, Sollie, Tullie, Wallis, Welbie, Wilde, Wilkie, Willem, Willes, Willet, Williss, Willkes, Willkie, Willmer, Wills and Wole. These names tend to be less commonly used than Willie.