Gender: Female Meaning of Wylie: "resolute protection" Origin of Wylie: Scottish, diminutive of William

Wylie Origin and Meaning

The name Wylie is a girl's name of Scottish origin meaning "resolute protection".

Wylie is one Celtic surname with as much appeal for girls as for boys. Wylie is ripe for spelling variations: Wiley is as appropriate as Wylie but when you spell it Wylei, as Corey Parker did for his son, you're getting into yooneek naming territory.

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Sferrell13 Says:


This is my daughters name and my husband and I love it! We went with Wylie Colette. We do here the wiley coyote thing from time to time and I just say what’s wrong with a character that never gives up? We never really here anything after that 👍 this fits her so well I can’t imagine anything better 😉

Eliza1303 Says:


I think this would be the coolest nn on a girl with the first name Wilder!

thenameprincess Says:


I really like it but I don't think I'd ever be able to use it as a first name.

Bobcat108 Says:


For me, it's too closely associated w/skater Paul Wylie to work as a girl's name. Plus Wiley makes me think of Wiley Coyote.

indiefendi2 Says:


I just saw a model named Wylie Hays. It's kinda cute! But I still would only use Kylie. Wylie makes me think of a rambunctious wild animal trying to be tamed.