US Popularity:2390
Meaning:Resolute protector
While many may think this popular title stems from British roots, it actually hails from a little further east. As a standalone name, Willie is of German origin. That being said, however, Willie is a popular name all around the world. The title comes from the German words wil and helm, meaning “will” or “desire,” and “helmet” or “protector,” ergo, the name Willie, means “resolute protector.” Whether they're looking out for themselves or others, this name can remind Willie to stand up for whatever they believe in. From royalty and bards to actors and artists, there are plenty of Williams, Wilhelmenas, Bills, and Billys throughout history who can inspire Willie to find their own passion in life.

Famous People Named Willie

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Willie Mays
    Baseball Player
  • Willie Nelson
    Musician, Singer
  • Willie Robertson
    Reality TV Star

Willie Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Willie is currently #3429 on The Bump
Boy:Willie is currently #2317 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Willie is currently #1887 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Willie is currently #2390 in U.S. births
Boy:Willie is currently #2545 in U.S. births
Girl:Willie is currently #17411 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 10896
from 2019
In comparison to the previous year's data
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