Diminutive of William
"resolute protection"

Willie Origin and Meaning

The name Willie is a boy's name .

There have been many great Willies (Mays, Nelson, Wonka), but a boy with this name could never ever go to England. Most people will also assume it is short for the more traditional William, which might be the best avenue for achieving this nickname.

# 998 in the US

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Famous People Named Willie

  • Willie Howard Mays Jr.American baseball player
  • Willie Hugh NelsonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • William James "Willie" DixonAmerican musician
  • Willie Jess RobertsonAmerican reality TV personality
  • Willie Garson(born William Garson Paszamant), American actor
  • Willie Lee McCoveyAmerican baseball player
  • William Anthony "Willie" ColonAmerican musician
  • Wilver Dornell "Willie" StargellAmerican baseball player
  • Willie AamesAmerican actor

Willie in Pop Culture

  • Willie Graeme of Westerburnflatcharacter in "The Black Dwarf" by Sir Walter Scott
  • Willie Hughescharacter in "The Portrait of Mr. W. H." by Oscar Wilde
  • Willie Pricecharacter in "Anna of the Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
  • Willie T. Sokecharacter in "Bad Santa"
  • "Wee Willie Winkie"Scottish nursery rhyme