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What does Willie mean?

Willie Pronunciation of 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.


Willie has 3 variants: Wil, Will and Willy.

Related boy names: William and Willis.

Creative forms:
(male) Waylie, Welie, ..

(female) 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)

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

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

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.

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

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

Similar Names

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.