Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names


Wylie comes from an English, Scottish, and Irish surname, a variant spelling of Wiley which either originated as a pet form of William (meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection”) or it came about as an English place name with two possible sources. The first is that it means “willow clearing” from Old English wilig (willow) and leah (wood, clearing, meadow); the first element could also be from Old English weoh (idol, image) combined with the leah suffix, likely referring to a pre-Christian temple.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Wiley (English)
  • Wyly (English)


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