Wiley name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wiley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wiley

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from California, U.S. says the name Wiley is of English origin and means "The artful dodger, cunning".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Wiley

Notable Persons Named 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.

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.

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.

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.

Wiley Drake

Wiley was born on November 23rd, 1943.

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.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wiley

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.


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.

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.

David A. Wiley

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.

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.

  • Alexander Wiley
  • William T. Wiley
  • Jane McDowell Foster Wiley
    Telegraph Operator
  • Sean D. Wiley
    Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 49th District
  • Isaac William Wiley
  • Count Wiley
  • Catherine Wiley
  • Peter Booth Wiley
  • Mildred Wiley
  • Ed Wiley
  • Henry A. Wiley
    United States Maritime Commission
  • John Cooper Wiley
  • John A. Wiley
  • John F. Wiley

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wiley

  • What name lists does Wiley rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wiley? Wiley is the 1,853rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wiley was the 713th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wiley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,563 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 in 1911.
  • Weird things about the name Wiley: The name spelled backwards is Yeliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eyilw. 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.
  • Wiley name meaning

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