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What does Wye mean?

Wye Pronunciation of 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 of Wyatt (Old English): wild West Sheriff Wyatt Earp. Wye is also a variation of Wylie (Old English): literary agent Andrew Wylie.

Associated with: old english, war, strength, clever (intelligent).


2 alternative forms via Wyatt, Wylie: Wiley and Wyeth.

Creative forms:
(male) Weye, Wyer, ..

(female) Wyet, Wyme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wye Johnny (W.J.), ..

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. 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)

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

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

Similar Names

Wye is alike in pronunciation to Ewy, Iwo, O- and Way. Other suggested similar names are Kye, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wyn. Like Wye, these names are not frequently used.

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