Other Origin(s):British, Norwegian
Meaning:Resolute protector
Wilse is a masculine name with elusive origins. It’s most likely Wilse is short for Wilsey, a British place name-turned-surname that is now also found in Kansas. Wilse is also a rare Norwegian surname. However, its exact roots are tricky to trace. This short appellation may seem unassuming, but Wilse is not to be underestimated. Possibly derived from the German name William, from Wilhelm, Wilse inherits the dignified meaning “resolute protector” for the brave little tot with a heart of gold.

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