Gender: Male Origin of Wiley: Scottish, diminutive of William Meaning of Wylie: English, "from Wylye"

Wiley Origin and Meaning

The name Wiley is a boy's name of Scottish origin.

Wiley is a perfectly appropriate way to spell the Scottish name also known as Wylie. Given all the babies named William and Liam today, Wiley or Wylie can be a wonderful variation that's more distinctive but still honors Grandpa Bill. Wiley might also be considered an Attitude Name, given that its other meaning lends it a lot of sass.

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gowestyoungman Says:


We named our son, Wiley in 2018. The name is old-fashioned, unique with a twist of character. Our extended family has a long list of unique names - Wiley has been a wonderful addition to the mix that stands out from the crowd!

Msleahpeah Says:


Named our son this in far so good on still being under the radar! Though my son’s first year in preschool there was a little girl named Wylie. So they were Wiley Boy and Wiley Girl. Uhg outside of that have yet to run into the name.

klaryan Says:


I like it but it kinda makes me imagine a little kid trying to pronounce Riley

Kristin Penn Says:


Naming my son this! It's cute, fun, badass AND sophisticated. So many different facets:-)

breanna1995 Says:


This is my late grandfathers name.

Bethany415 Says:


Wiley is my son's middle name. I picked it for my late grandfather who's last name was Wiley.

vintageluvs Says:


I know a Wiley, whose name is short for Wileska (I think that's how you spell it). Oh, and she's a girl.

LcLauver Says:


Wiley Coyote

Addie88 Says:


Cute, but far too informal. And it also smacks of hilbilly. I don't know if I would want that image following my child around.