Popularity:2547
Origin:German
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 he’s looking out for himself or others, this name can remind Willie to stand up for whatever he believes in. From royalty and bards to actors and artists, there are plenty of Williams, Wills, Bills, and Billys throughout history who can inspire Willie to find his 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
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