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What does Wye mean?

Wye \wye-ye\ as a name for boys. Wye's root is Old English, and the name Wye means "war strength; clever, crafty". Wye is a variation of Wyatt (Old English): wild West Sheriff Wyatt Earp. Wye is also a variation of Wylie (Old English): literary agent Andrew Wylie.


Wye has 3 alternative forms via Wyatt, Wylie: Wiatt, Wiley and Wyeth.


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)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Wye and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Wye (#unlisted) are Wyatt (#39 last year), Wylie and Wiley. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5727%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3203%, down 44.1%), with the versions Wiley and Wylie becoming less in vogue. Wyatt (#39) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 Way. Other suggested similar baby names are Kye, Nye, Rye, Tye and Wyn. Like Wye, these names are not frequently used.