Origin:Scottish
Popularity:2083
Meaning:Resolute protection
Wiley is a boy’s name with Scottish origins. The name Wiley means “resolute protection” and comes from the word, Wylye, which is also the given title to a river in South England. Wiley is often the nickname given to those called William and Liam but has now become a name of its own. Wiley is a great independent name that can also pay homage to relatives such as your Grandpa Bill or Uncle Liam.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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