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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wylie

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  1. United States poet (1885-1928)

Notable Persons Named Wylie

Wylie Dufresne is a chef. Wylie was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Wylie Watson was an actor. His career lasted from 1929 to 1960. Wylie was born on February 6th, 1889 in Lanarkshire. He breathed his last breath on May 3rd, 1966.

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Wylie Gustafson is a country music, cowboy, folk music, and yodeling yodeling, singing, songwriter, cowboy, and horse training. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Wylie was given the name Wylie Galt Gustafson on June 7th, 1961.

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Wylie Stateman is a supervising sound editor, sound designer, entrepreneur, and sound editor (filmmaking). His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present.

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Wylie was born on March 4th, 1866 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. Wylie is also known as Woodruff and Wylie Glidden. He passed away on June 21st, 1930.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wylie

Adam Wylie is an actor, singing, and singer. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Adam was given the name Adam Augustus Wylie on May 23rd, 1984 in San Dimas, California.

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Pete Wylie is a post-punk, alternative rock, and new wave music musician. His ongoing career started in 1977. Pete was given the name Peter James Wylie on March 22nd, 1958 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK.

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Philip Wylie was a writer. Philip was given the name Philip Gordon Wylie on April 12th, 1902 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on October 25th, 1971.

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Paul Wylie is a figure skater.

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Andrew was born in 1947.

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Elinor Wylie was a writer. Elinor was given the name Elinor Morton Hoyt on September 7th, 1885 in Somerville, New Jersey. She passed away on December 16th, 1928.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 12 0 12
1881 10 0 10
1882 8 0 8
1883 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1885 13 0 13
1886 13 0 13
1887 15 0 15
1888 13 0 13
1889 11 0 11
1890 9 0 9
1891 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 9 0 9
1894 14 0 14
1895 18 0 18
1896 13 0 13
1897 12 0 12
1898 14 0 14
1900 17 0 17
1902 10 0 10
1903 7 0 7
1904 8 0 8
1905 16 0 16
1906 6 0 6
1907 11 0 11
1908 19 0 19
1909 22 0 22
1910 17 0 17
1911 19 0 19
1912 25 0 25
1913 34 0 34
1914 40 0 40
1915 53 0 53
1916 50 0 50
1917 51 0 51
1918 56 0 56
1919 61 0 61
1920 63 0 63
1921 49 0 49
1922 53 0 53
1923 56 0 56
1924 76 5 71
1925 55 0 55
1926 47 0 47
1927 52 0 52
1928 40 0 40
1929 63 0 63
1930 56 0 56
1931 51 0 51
1932 59 0 59
1933 38 0 38
1934 51 0 51
1935 61 0 61
1936 62 5 57
1937 50 0 50
1938 54 0 54
1939 50 0 50
1940 50 0 50
1941 57 0 57
1942 48 0 48
1943 51 0 51
1944 49 0 49
1945 51 0 51
1946 39 0 39
1947 55 0 55
1948 44 0 44
1949 37 0 37
1950 46 0 46
1951 39 0 39
1952 39 0 39
1953 44 0 44
1954 33 0 33
1955 46 0 46
1956 46 5 41
1957 37 0 37
1958 27 0 27
1959 33 0 33
1960 30 0 30
1961 39 0 39
1962 30 0 30
1963 38 0 38
1964 21 0 21
1965 33 0 33
1966 44 0 44
1967 29 0 29
1968 27 0 27
1969 27 0 27
1970 32 0 32
1971 49 7 42
1972 39 0 39
1973 26 0 26
1974 23 0 23
1975 35 0 35
1976 17 0 17
1977 31 0 31
1978 26 0 26
1979 21 0 21
1980 34 0 34
1981 23 0 23
1982 15 0 15
1983 23 0 23
1984 29 0 29
1985 23 0 23
1986 25 0 25
1987 30 0 30
1988 30 0 30
1989 20 0 20
1990 28 0 28
1991 25 5 20
1992 29 0 29
1993 40 10 30
1994 30 9 21
1995 28 0 28
1996 40 0 40
1997 34 5 29
1998 49 7 42
1999 58 19 39
2000 55 10 45
2001 55 14 41
2002 57 11 46
2003 57 9 48
2004 54 8 46
2005 59 11 48
2006 83 13 70
2007 73 18 55
2008 95 18 77
2009 85 16 69
2010 85 12 73
2011 83 19 64
2012 100 15 85
2013 95 18 77
2014 109 21 88
2015 102 28 74
2016 124 26 98
2017 153 37 116

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Popularity of Wylie as a first name

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Popularity of Wylie as a last name

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Common last names for Wylie

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Harris
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Parker
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Scott
  • Walker
  • Baker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wylie U.S.
  White 82.81% 64.26%
  African American 11.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wylie

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

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Fun Facts about the name Wylie

  • How Popular is the name Wylie? Wylie is the 3,586th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wylie was the 2,993rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wylie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,449 babies born with the first name Wylie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wylie to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wylie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Wylie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wylie is Sunday, May 31st, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Wylie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wylie was in 2017 with a total of 116 babies.
  • Random Wylie Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wylie is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Wylie: Your name in reverse order is Eilyw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iwyel. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wylie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,975 people with the last name Wylie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wylie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Wylie 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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