What does Wye mean?
Wye /wye/ 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 statistics 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. These relations of Wye reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (median #427) and are somewhat less common today (#679, ▼44.1%). Wyatt is the longstanding favorite, while forms like Wylie used to be popular. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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