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What does Willkie mean?

Willkie Pronunciation of Willkie [willkie] as a name for boys is of Old English and Old German origin, and the name Willkie means "determined protector". Willkie is an alternate form of Wilkes (Old English): probably a short version of Wilkins. Willkie is also a variation of William (Old German): from wil meaning "will".

Associated with: old english, determined (faithful), protector (defender).


13 different relations via Wilkes, William: Bille, Billie, Wilek, Wilkie, Will, Willem, Willi, Willie, Willis, Willkes, Wills, Willson and Willy.

Creative forms:
(male) Walkie, Willwin, ..

(female) Willfre, Willwin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Willkie Brody (W.B.), ..

How popular is Willkie?

Willkie is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#139757 out of 150436, Top 93%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Billie, Wilkie, Will (#834 in 2015), Willem, William (#5), Willie (#775), Willis (#1985) and Willy are the popular varying forms of Willkie (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Willkie were favored a century ago (average #824) and have become much less conventional since (#1449, 90%), with forms like Willie becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Billie, Wilkie, Will, Willem, William in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allie, Baillie, Birkie (see Birkey), Birlie, Collie, Dickie, Finlie, Ghillie, Gillbie (see Gilby), Hallie, Hilarie, Hillie, Malakie, Miltie, Nickie, Ollie, Rickie, Rollie, Sollie, Tullie, Wallace, Wallie, Wallis, Welbie, Wilde, Wilfrid, Wilfried, Wilkins, Willard, Willbur, Willerd, Willes, Willess, Willet, Willets, Willett, Willey, Willfred, Willfrid, Willfried, Williss, Willkins (see Wilkinson), Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wilmore and Wylie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Willkie.

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