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Gender: M Meaning of Wilkie: "resolute protection" Origin of Wilkie: Scottish surname from a diminutive of William

William was such a popular name, thanks to the Conquerer, in early England that it gave rise to a range of nicknames, including the distinctly Scottish Wilkie. Heard mostly as a surname these days, it's the middle name of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's son James and the first name of writer Collins. While Wilkie could make an adorable short form for a little boy, we'd recommend a more substantial full name such as, well, William.

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Famous People Named Wilkie

19th-century author Wilkie Collins, best known for "The Woman in White"
Wilkie Bard (1874-1944), British music-hall comedian
James Wilkie Broderick, son of Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

Pop Culture References for the name Wilkie

Wilke, character name in tv series "Switched at Birth"
Wilkie Twycross, character in Harry Potter