What does Wye mean?
Wye /wye/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys. Wye's root is 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.
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)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Wye and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Wye (not in Top 1000) are Wyatt (#39 last year), Wylie and Wiley. Variants like Wyeth are seldom used. 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%, ▼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)