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

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.

Famous People Named Wylie

Wylie Watson, Scottish actor
Wylie Dufresne, American chef
Wylie Gustafson, American singer-songwriter
Wylie Loughran (b. 2010), son of actress Lena Headey and musician Peter Loughran
Wylie Red Heller Taccone (b. 2014), son of actress/director Marielle Heller and Jorma Taccone
Adam Augustus Wylie, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Wylie

Wile E. Coyote, Loony Tunes character

Wiley, Wye