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Gender: Male Meaning of Wilkie: "resolute protection" Origin of Wilkie: Scottish surname from a diminutive of William

The name Wilkie is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "resolute protection". Wilkie and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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William was such a popular name, thanks to the Conquerer, in early England that it gave rise to a range of nicknames, including the distinctly Scottish Wilkie. Heard mostly as a surname these days, it's the middle name of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's son James and the first name of writer Collins. While Wilkie could make an adorable short form for a little boy, we'd recommend a more substantial full name such as, well, William.

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Famous People Named Wilkie

(William) Wilkie Collins, English novelist
Wilkie Bard (born William August Smith), English music-hall comedian
Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., U.S. federal judge
Wilkie Olaf Patua Rasmussen, Cook Islands politician
Walter Ernest "Wilkie" Wilkinson, English mechanic and racing enthusiast
Wilkie Clark, American entrepreneur and civil rights activist
Wilkie Cooper, English cinematographer
James Wilkie Broderick, son of Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker

Pop Culture References for the name Wilkie

Wilke, character name in TV series "Switched at Birth"
Wilkie Twycross, character in "Harry Potter"