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Origin & Meaning

The name Wiley is of English origin.

The meaning of Wiley is "willow meadow".  

It is also of Irish and Scottish origin, where its meaning is "determined protector".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1417 in baby name popularity for boys with 118 occurrences.  It ranked 10812 in popular baby names for girls with 10 occurrences. 

View the Wiley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Wiley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Wiley to other names.


Introduced to Britain by the Normans, the name William is an Anglicized form of the German name Wilhelm.

It is derived from the Germanic elements Wil meaning "will or determination" and helm meaning "helmet or protection, guardian".

One of a number of names introduced to Britain by the Normans, William was and still remains one of the most popular names in Britain. It was the most common boy name in the first century after the Conquest, and was second only to the name John during the Middle Ages.

The name William is used by the royal families of Britain, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Wiley is a diminutive (nickname) of William.

Other Tidbits

Wiley falls into the name categories flower, tree.

Name Fun

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.