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

Wilkes Origin and Meaning

The name Wilkes is a boy's name of English origin.

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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.