Origin:British
Popularity:2241
Meaning:well-watered meadow; resolute protector
Wylie is a boy's name, primarily British in origin and long associated with quick wit and clever schemes. Though the name inspires cunning in the most alluring ways, Wylie finds its roots in more nourishing grounds. Originally a surname, Wylie emerges from the Old English word wilig, meaning "willow," and leah, meaning "meadow," bestowing it with the striking meaning of a "well-watered meadow." The name is often attributed to the River Wylye or the many villages of Willey that pepper the British countryside. Yet across the border, in the Scottish realms, Wylie may be considered a pet form of the stoic William, meaning "resolute protector." In any case, Wylie is a name given to defying expectations, capable of great assuredness and comfort.

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