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Meaning and Name Origin

Wye \wye-ye\ as a name for boys 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. Wye is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (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) rated in the Top 1000 are Wyatt (#39 last year), Wylie and Wiley. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, with the versions Wylie and Wiley becoming less in vogue. Wyatt (#39) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name in this list, with this name undergoing a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.