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What does Wylie mean?

Wylie Pronunciation of Wylie [wylie] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wylie is "clever, crafty". Literary agent Andrew Wylie.

Associated with: old english, literary.


Wylie has 2 variants: Wiley and Wye.

Creative forms:
(male) Welie, Wyly, ..

(female) Wylia, Wyliet, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wylie Onyx (W.O.), ..

How popular is Wylie?

Wylie is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#2822 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Wylie entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #560 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #1965. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wylie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Wylie (#1965 via latest list) is Wiley (#1321 via latest list). These forms of Wylie were favored as baby names in the 1880s (usage of 0.08%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.01%, 86%), with the form Wiley going out of style.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wylie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Wylie is alike in pronunciation to Ali, Alia, Allie, Eelia, Eli, Elia, Elie, Eliu, Elli, Ilia, Ilie, Ollie, Wallie, Wally, Willey, Willi, Willie and Willy. Other suggested similar names are Arlie, Erlie, Hymie, Kyrie, Walid, Waylin, Welbie, Weylin, Wilde, Wilkie, Wole, Wolfe, Wulfe, Wyche, Wylan, Wyler, Wylmer and Wynne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wylie.

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