Gender: Male Origin of Willie: Diminutive of William Meaning of William: English from German, "resolute protection"

Willie Origin and Meaning

The name Willie is a boy's name .

There have been many great Willies (Mays, Nelson, Wonka), but a boy with this name could never ever go to England. Most people will also assume it is short for the more traditional William, which might be the best avenue for achieving this nickname.

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Willy, Willey, Willi


Eliane Says:


Willie is a very traditional and normal name in Germany and I'm so grateful I don't live in England because I really love Willie and I wouldn't want anyone to spoil it for me.

bethlena Says:


I will be naming my son William and though I am trying to avoid him being given any "nicknames"... He would likely be Billy. Thank God for Billy, that's all I'm saying.

stellarvra99 Says:


We actually call my brother this because it's not a word in Spain haha

LavenderLullabies Says:


Ehem...don't be silly, hide your willy!

This name is a definite no-no.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


'-ie' names for boys have become ridiculously popular in recent years. Kenzie, Teddy, Albie, Vinnie, Laurie, Freddie, Jamie, Charlie, Ronnie, Frankie, Ollie, Reggie and loads more are all in the top 1000. So one would think, naturally, that Willie would be a perfectly usable choice. It's sweet and charming but has the same amount of power and prestigue as William, minus the nauseating popularity. But, alas! Willie just so happens to be a juvenile term for male private parts, which means it's an absolute no-go. Such a shame, because I think it's so adorable!