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

The name Wiley is a boy's name of Scottish origin. Wiley and is often added to lists like Southern Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Wiley

Wiley Post, American aviator, first to fly solo around the world
Wiley (born Richard Kylea Cowie), English rapper
Wiley Blount Rutledge, U.S. Supreme Court justice
Samira Wiley, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Wiley

Wile E. Coyote, Loony Tunes character
Wiley Day, (female) character on the Netflix/City series "Between," played by Jennette McCurdy
Wiley was a bike messenger in the movie "Premium Rush," played by JoGo


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.