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Gender: Male Origin of Wilkes: English, a contraction of Wilkins

The name Wilkes is a boy's name of English origin. Wilkes and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

Try Abraham or Lincoln instead.

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Famous People Named Wilkes

Wilkes Angel, American lawyer and politician
John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin of President Abraham Lincoln

Pop Culture References for the name Wilkes

Wilkes, character in "Into the Dark"
Wilkes, family in book/film "Gone With the Wind"
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Wilkie, Willkie, Willkes


Magenta420 Says:


This does not sound pleasing, and is a last name to me.

MonikerWanderer Says:


All I see is John Wilkes Booth. That will be a common association the kid will endure his whole life.

lesliemarion Says:


I get the association with Lincoln's assassin, but I don't see any such nameberry text under Lee or Harvey or Oswald. There is something about reclaiming names and while I prefer Willem or Wilkie to Wilkes, I don't think the latter name is poison.