What does Wye mean?
Wye [wye] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the name Wye means "war strength; clever, crafty". Wye is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -e, of Wyatt (Old English): wild West Sheriff Wyatt Earp. Wye is also a variation of Wylie (Old English): literary agent Andrew Wylie.
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How popular is Wye?
Wye is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#131366 out of 150436, Top 87%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Wye and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Wye (not in Top 2000) are Wyatt (#34 last year), Wiley (#1321) and Wylie (#1965). These relations of Wye are at the apex of their popularity today (median #1106). Wyatt is the longstanding favorite, while Wiley used to be popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)