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Wiley

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 78 0 78
1881 76 0 76
1882 92 0 92
1883 72 0 72
1884 80 0 80
1885 76 0 76
1886 49 0 49
1887 66 0 66
1888 64 0 64
1889 73 0 73
1890 60 0 60
1891 51 0 51
1892 69 0 69
1893 50 0 50
1894 63 0 63
1895 61 0 61
1896 62 0 62
1897 59 0 59
1898 51 0 51
1899 50 0 50
1900 61 0 61
1901 64 0 64
1902 57 0 57
1903 52 0 52
1904 61 0 61
1905 52 0 52
1906 46 0 46
1907 58 0 58
1908 71 0 71
1909 68 0 68
1910 73 0 73
1911 74 0 74
1912 112 0 112
1913 156 0 156
1914 143 0 143
1915 212 0 212
1916 177 0 177
1917 255 0 255
1918 240 0 240
1919 234 0 234
1920 263 0 263
1921 309 5 304
1922 283 6 277
1923 290 0 290
1924 238 0 238
1925 245 0 245
1926 267 9 258
1927 253 0 253
1928 269 6 263
1929 230 0 230
1930 212 0 212
1931 226 0 226
1932 238 5 233
1933 216 0 216
1934 224 0 224
1935 286 0 286
1936 263 6 257
1937 222 0 222
1938 235 0 235
1939 208 0 208
1940 220 7 213
1941 222 0 222
1942 211 5 206
1943 225 0 225
1944 240 0 240
1945 193 0 193
1946 186 0 186
1947 229 0 229
1948 264 5 259
1949 205 0 205
1950 211 5 206
1951 177 0 177
1952 191 0 191
1953 197 7 190
1954 167 0 167
1955 175 5 170
1956 180 0 180
1957 168 0 168
1958 126 0 126
1959 159 0 159
1960 136 0 136
1961 118 0 118
1962 112 0 112
1963 125 0 125
1964 118 0 118
1965 125 0 125
1966 111 0 111
1967 116 0 116
1968 94 0 94
1969 92 0 92
1970 95 0 95
1971 95 0 95
1972 78 0 78
1973 68 0 68
1974 68 0 68
1975 49 0 49
1976 66 0 66
1977 64 0 64
1978 56 0 56
1979 60 0 60
1980 64 0 64
1981 53 0 53
1982 64 0 64
1983 38 0 38
1984 52 0 52
1985 63 0 63
1986 43 0 43
1987 41 0 41
1988 54 0 54
1989 56 0 56
1990 60 0 60
1991 66 0 66
1992 51 0 51
1993 57 5 52
1994 45 0 45
1995 45 0 45
1996 56 0 56
1997 60 6 54
1998 57 0 57
1999 48 0 48
2000 54 0 54
2001 68 7 61
2002 65 0 65
2003 83 6 77
2004 75 0 75
2005 96 9 87
2006 106 5 101
2007 77 0 77
2008 105 7 98
2009 106 7 99
2010 103 0 103
2011 96 9 87
2012 123 12 111
2013 133 16 117
2014 129 10 119
2015 148 15 133

Fun Facts about the name Wiley

  • How many people with the first name Wiley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,977 babies born with the first name Wiley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wiley to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wiley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 78 new born babies.
  • When was Wiley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wiley is Friday, April 8th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Wiley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wiley was in 1921 with a total of 304 babies.
  • Random Wiley Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wiley ranks 92nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 16 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Wiley: Your name in reverse order is Yeliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yliew. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wiley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,720 people with the last name Wiley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wiley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Wiley as their last name.

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Popularity of Wiley as a first name

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Popularity of Wiley as a last name

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Common last names for Wiley

  • Jones
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • Hill
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Miller
  • King
  • Young

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wiley U.S.
  White 65.71% 64.26%
  African American 28.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.64% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wiley

People with the last name Wiley are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Wiley" mean? The list below shows the origins of Wiley as well as things modernly associated with the name Wiley such as celebrities named Wiley.

English

Origin and Meaning of Wiley

The name "Wiley" is of English origin, and it means "From the tricky river". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Wiley

Wiley

Wiley is a grime music, dancehall, uk garage, drum, bass, and pop music musician. He was most active from 1996 to 1996. Wiley was given the name Richard Kylea Cowie on January 19th, 1979. Wiley is also known as Eskiboy, Wiley Kat, Godfather of Grime, and King of Grime.

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Wiley Wiggins

Wiley Wiggins is an actor. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Wiley was given the name Wiley Ramsey Wiggins on November 6th, 1976 in Austin, Texas.

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Wiley Post

Wiley Post was a pilot (aeronautics) and aviator. Wiley was born in 1898 in Van Zandt County, Texas, US. He died on August 15th, 1935.

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Wiley Blount Rutledge

Wiley Blount Rutledge was a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Associate Justice of theUnited States Supreme Court, Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Co. Wiley was born on July 20th, 1894 in Cloverport, Kentucky. He left this life on September 10th, 1949.

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Wiley Drake

Wiley Drake is a famous person. Wiley was born on November 23rd, 1943.

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Wiley Lynn

Wiley Lynn was a corrupt prohibition agent. Wiley was born on May 28th, 1888 in Madill, Oklahoma. He breathed his last breath in 1932.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wiley

Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley is an actress and model. She was most active from 2011 to 2011. Samira was given the name Samira Denise Wiley on April 15th, 1987 in Washington, D.C.

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Wiley

Wiley is a grime music, dancehall, uk garage, drum, bass, and pop music musician. He was most active from 1996 to 1996. Wiley was given the name Richard Kylea Cowie on January 19th, 1979. Wiley is also known as Eskiboy, Wiley Kat, Godfather of Grime, and King of Grime.

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Marcellus Wiley

Marcellus Wiley is a football player. He was most prominent from 1997 to 2006. Marcellus was born on November 30th, 1974 in Compton, California.

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David A. Wiley

David A. Wiley is a leading human.

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Harvey Washington Wiley

Harvey Washington Wiley was a union army corporal, author, chemist, physician, and language professor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1882 to 1930. Harvey was born Harvey Washington Wiley on October 18th, 1844 in Kent, Indiana. He breathed his last breath on June 16th, 1930.

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Tess Wiley

Tess Wiley is a pop rock, soft rock, and alternative rock musician. She has been prominent since 1991. Tess was born Tess Wiley on November 5th, 1974 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

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  • Alexander Wiley
    (senator)
  • William T. Wiley
    (leading somebody)
  • Jane McDowell Foster Wiley
    (telegraph operator)
  • Sean D. Wiley
    (Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 49th district)
  • Isaac William Wiley
    (notable human)
  • Count Wiley
    (chiropractor)
  • Catherine Wiley
    (leading somebody)
  • Peter Booth Wiley
    (noteworthy person)
  • Mildred Wiley
    (influential somebody)
  • Ed Wiley
    (notable person)
  • Henry A. Wiley
    (united states maritime commission)
  • John Cooper Wiley
    (famous human)
  • John A. Wiley
    (notable somebody)
  • John F. Wiley
    (important human)

What does the name Wiley mean?

Wis for warm hearted, it's you!

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Yis for young, the years never show!

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