Wylie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Wylie
Origin of the name William:
From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector." William is the most popular name introduced to England by the Normans. It was borne by William the Conqueror (1027? - 87), who invaded England and defeated Harald at the Battle of Hastings, and by three other kings of England.
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It's a terrific name, sexy, intelligent, lyrical!
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My son's first name is Wylie, and it is nice to have a unique name that is not "weird"
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Wylie is the Scottish form of William.
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Wylie Dufresne, chef
Wylie Gustafson, singer/songwriter
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Wile E. Coyote, cartoon character