Willie

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595k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Willie mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Willie

"Willie" is a name of German origin, and it means "Strong-willed Warrior". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A male given name, diminutive of William.
  2. A female given name derived from William or Wilhelmina, often given in the form Willie Mae.

Notable Persons Named Willie

Willie Nelson is a country music, outlaw country, and rock music musician, songwriter, producer, actor, activist, singer, record producer, and singing. He plays Vocals, guitar, and Trigger (guitar). He holds the title Hello Walls", Shotgun Willie introduction", and On the Road Again". He has had major accomplishments since 1956. Willie was given the name Willie Hugh Nelson on April 29th, 1933 in Abbott, Texas, U.S.

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Fetty Wap is a hip hop music musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2011. Fetty was given the name Willie Maxwell II on June 7th, 1991 in Paterson, New Jersey.

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Willie Mays is a baseball player. Willie was born on May 6th, 1931 in Westfield, Alabama.

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Willie Robertson is a ceo of duck commander & buck commander, businessman, television personality, duck commander, and ceo ofduck commander& buck commander. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Willie was given the name Willie Jess Robertson by his parents Phil Robertson and Kay Robertson on April 22nd, 1972 in Bernice, Louisiana. Willie is also known as Robertson and Willie Jess.

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Willie Geist is a television personality, journalist, humorist, and celebrity. He was most active from 1997 to present. Willie was given the name William Russell Geist by his parent Bill Geist on May 3rd, 1975 in Evanston, Illinois, United States.

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Willie Horton is a criminal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Willie

Boxcar Willie was a country music and gospel music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Train whistle, and Vocals. Boxcar was given the name Lecil Travis Martin on September 1st, 1931 in Ellis County, Texas, U.S. Boxcar is also known as Boxcar Willie. He left this life on April 12th, 1999.

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John Willie was a photographer, artist, comic strip cartoonist, editor of bizarre magazine, and editor of bizarre magazine (1946-1956). John was given the name John Alexander Scott Coutts on December 9th, 1902 in Singapore. He passed away on August 5th, 1962.

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He died on December 28th, 1984.

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Willie is a soccer player for the América Futebol Clube (MG), Esporte Clube Vitória, and CR Vasco da Gama. Willie was born on May 15th, 1993 in Caravelas. Willie is also known as Willie.

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Dap Willie is an american actor and standup comedian. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to 1986. Dap was born in Philadelphia. Dap is also known as Dap "Sugar" Willie.

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Steamboat Willie is a jazz standard, dixieland, and ragtime musician. He plays Cornet and Trumpet. He was most prominent from 1972 to present. Steamboat was given the name Larry Stoops in 1950 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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How popular is the baby name Willie in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 668 192 476 #34 boy name
1881 727 229 498 #30 boy name
#94 girl name
1882 832 291 541 #31 boy name
#88 girl name
1883 738 264 474 #34 boy name
#96 girl name
1884 910 332 578 #31 boy name
#93 girl name
1885 926 312 614 #29 boy name
#95 girl name
1886 1,029 388 641 #28 boy name
#88 girl name
1887 969 379 590 #27 boy name
#88 girl name
1888 1,308 522 786 #24 boy name
#79 girl name
1889 1,196 488 708 #25 boy name
#85 girl name
1890 1,336 578 758 #23 boy name
#77 girl name
1891 1,301 562 739 #21 boy name
#78 girl name
1892 1,579 631 948 #19 boy name
#78 girl name
1893 1,530 648 882 #19 boy name
#77 girl name
1894 1,695 709 986 #19 boy name
#75 girl name
1895 1,795 724 1,071 #18 boy name
#78 girl name
1896 1,847 755 1,092 #18 boy name
#76 girl name
1897 1,969 818 1,151 #18 boy name
#70 girl name
1898 2,012 878 1,134 #18 boy name
#71 girl name
1899 1,894 806 1,088 #18 boy name
#73 girl name
1900 3,464 1,351 2,113 #14 boy name
#58 girl name
1901 2,195 901 1,294 #16 boy name
#68 girl name
1902 2,636 1,071 1,565 #14 boy name
#64 girl name
1903 2,468 1,014 1,454 #14 boy name
#67 girl name
1904 2,863 1,188 1,675 #14 boy name
#61 girl name
1905 3,067 1,285 1,782 #13 boy name
#59 girl name
1906 2,989 1,233 1,756 #13 boy name
#59 girl name
1907 3,362 1,394 1,968 #13 boy name
#56 girl name
1908 3,335 1,371 1,964 #13 boy name
#59 girl name
1909 3,724 1,549 2,175 #13 boy name
#54 girl name
1910 4,693 1,796 2,897 #11 boy name
#56 girl name
1911 4,129 1,637 2,492 #14 boy name
#61 girl name
1912 5,775 2,267 3,508 #22 boy name
#61 girl name
1913 6,024 2,264 3,760 #24 boy name
#65 girl name
1914 7,468 2,759 4,709 #25 boy name
#66 girl name
1915 8,475 3,041 5,434 #30 boy name
#72 girl name
1916 8,776 3,116 5,660 #30 boy name
#73 girl name
1917 9,132 3,381 5,751 #31 boy name
#72 girl name
1918 10,404 3,867 6,537 #29 boy name
#70 girl name
1919 10,991 4,049 6,942 #23 boy name
#61 girl name
1920 10,704 3,816 6,888 #29 boy name
#74 girl name
1921 10,237 3,748 6,489 #34 boy name
#74 girl name
1922 10,790 3,884 6,906 #28 boy name
#70 girl name
1923 10,626 3,964 6,662 #30 boy name
#67 girl name
1924 10,692 3,989 6,703 #30 boy name
#69 girl name
1925 11,069 3,946 7,123 #27 boy name
#68 girl name
1926 10,640 3,821 6,819 #28 boy name
#73 girl name
1927 10,852 3,883 6,969 #27 boy name
#71 girl name
1928 10,262 3,442 6,820 #29 boy name
#74 girl name
1929 9,932 3,320 6,612 #29 boy name
#76 girl name
1930 9,686 3,018 6,668 #29 boy name
#87 girl name
1931 8,555 2,595 5,960 #31 boy name
#93 girl name
1932 9,209 2,660 6,549 #31 boy name
#91 girl name
1933 8,428 2,447 5,981 #32 boy name
#93 girl name
1934 8,736 2,389 6,347 #30 boy name
#100 girl name
1935 8,698 2,370 6,328 #30 boy name
#99 girl name
1936 8,240 2,227 6,013 #32 boy name
1937 8,424 2,193 6,231 #32 boy name
1938 8,102 2,019 6,083 #34 boy name
1939 8,254 1,951 6,303 #33 boy name
1940 8,109 1,937 6,172 #35 boy name
1941 8,388 1,858 6,530 #36 boy name
1942 9,159 2,068 7,091 #37 boy name
1943 9,175 1,994 7,181 #36 boy name
1944 9,085 1,895 7,190 #31 boy name
1945 8,803 1,777 7,026 #31 boy name
1946 9,018 1,686 7,332 #40 boy name
1947 9,681 1,684 7,997 #42 boy name
1948 9,636 1,668 7,968 #40 boy name
1949 9,445 1,531 7,914 #41 boy name
1950 9,057 1,338 7,719 #42 boy name
1951 8,500 1,272 7,228 #45 boy name
1952 8,398 1,203 7,195 #48 boy name
1953 8,213 1,157 7,056 #49 boy name
1954 7,948 1,109 6,839 #53 boy name
1955 7,561 931 6,630 #54 boy name
1956 7,436 932 6,504 #58 boy name
1957 6,994 787 6,207 #63 boy name
1958 6,382 698 5,684 #70 boy name
1959 6,006 632 5,374 #78 boy name
1960 5,832 589 5,243 #81 boy name
1961 5,288 503 4,785 #86 boy name
1962 5,008 470 4,538 #89 boy name
1963 4,598 407 4,191 #93 boy name
1964 4,558 405 4,153 #89 boy name
1965 4,140 335 3,805 #93 boy name
1966 3,826 278 3,548 #93 boy name
1967 3,634 243 3,391 #92 boy name
1968 3,315 205 3,110 #96 boy name
1969 3,242 195 3,047
1970 3,306 167 3,139
1971 3,001 137 2,864
1972 2,724 131 2,593
1973 2,511 119 2,392
1974 2,326 105 2,221
1975 2,264 89 2,175
1976 2,217 83 2,134
1977 2,228 62 2,166
1978 2,200 67 2,133
1979 2,215 61 2,154
1980 2,232 63 2,169
1981 2,020 54 1,966
1982 2,016 56 1,960
1983 1,807 45 1,762
1984 1,660 54 1,606
1985 1,608 34 1,574
1986 1,527 37 1,490
1987 1,520 42 1,478
1988 1,463 35 1,428
1989 1,498 38 1,460
1990 1,393 16 1,377
1991 1,333 14 1,319
1992 1,234 22 1,212
1993 1,087 25 1,062
1994 957 17 940
1995 835 11 824
1996 811 11 800
1997 782 8 774
1998 747 8 739
1999 668 0 668
2000 617 7 610
2001 608 0 608
2002 569 0 569
2003 557 0 557
2004 491 0 491
2005 481 0 481
2006 507 0 507
2007 475 6 469
2008 457 0 457
2009 405 5 400
2010 385 0 385
2011 390 0 390
2012 369 0 369
2013 335 5 330
2014 331 0 331
2015 304 0 304
2016 291 0 291
2017 286 5 281

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Popularity of Willie as a first name

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Popularity of Willie as a last name

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Common last names for Willie

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Robinson
  • Walker
  • White
  • Green
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Hill
  • Wright

Common first names for Willie

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Willie U.S.
  White 41.23% 64.26%
  African American 30.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 22.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.21% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.75% 16.26%

Of Last Name Willie

People with the last name Willie are most frequently White, African American, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Willie

  • What name lists does Willie rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Willie? Willie is the 97th most popular name of all time. As a last name Willie was the 6,720th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Willie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 594,850 babies born with the first name Willie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willie to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Willie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 668 new born babies.
  • When was Willie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willie is Wednesday, October 16th, 1811.
  • What year had the most people named Willie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willie was in 1947 with a total of 7,997 babies. That's a lot of babies named Willie!
  • Random Willie Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Willie ranks 24th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 214 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Willie: Your name in reverse order is Eilliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lweiil. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Willie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,025 people with the last name Willie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Willie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Willie as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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