Gender: Male Meaning of Wylie: "from Wylye" Origin of Wylie: English

Wylie Origin and Meaning

The name Wylie is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "from Wylye".

Wylie is a friendly, nonchalant rodeo name with an almost irresistible charm; parents may pick up on its pleasant similarity to the more popular, unisex Riley. Although more masculine, we see Wylie as working as well for boys and girls (Richard Anderson used it for his daughter in 1999). Wylie (or the interchangeable Wiley) can also be an original and authentic way to honor an ancestral William. We don't, however, recommend you spell the name the way Corey Parker did: Wylei. Why lay?

Wiley Post was the first to solo pilot a plane around the world, and contemporary foodies know Wylie Dufresne as a renowned chef, a leading proponent of the molecular gastronomy movement. Elinor Wylie was an inspirational poet.

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Pop Culture References for the name Wylie

Wiley, Wye


ReneeAnne Says:


My grandpa was John Wylie, I've always wanted to use it as a middle name for a son.

caetano Says:


One of my favorite boy names. I only like this spelling

caetano Says:


Wylie I think is much better

abracadabra13 Says:


Me too! Love it!!!

Kristin Penn Says:


Naming my son Wiley or Wylie...can't decide on the spelling but love the name!

abracadabra13 Says:


I don't know how anyone could conjure up an image of deceit by this name... It's so sweet and charming! And speech impediment? Even when I say it repeatedly in my mind, I can't manage to make a mockery of someone trying to say the name... #SorryNotSorry

KatieNana Says:


I don't think wily is exclusively a negative word. It can mean sly, cunning, shrewd, clever, none of those I would consider bad qualities. Actually I find wily to be a positive attribute when not used in the wrong way. I had no qualms about naming my son Wiley.

Nooshi Says:


It kind of sounds cute until you consider that the negative connotations of the word wily (deceitful) and Wile E.Coyote. I don't know if it is just me, but it also reminds me of the Life of Brian, with Pilate's speech impediment ('People of Jewusalem... Wome is your fwiend... To pwove our fwiendship, it is customawy at this time to welease a wongdoer fwom our pwisons... Whom would you have me welease?
Crowd: Welease Woger! (Woderick, Weuben, Wupolph the Wed Nosed Weindeer, Bwian, etc.).