Wilkie name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wilkie

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From a Scottish diminutive of Wilk, a back-formation from Wilkin.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name from the Germanic languages, in modern use often transferred back from the surname.
  3. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Notable Persons Named Wilkie

Notable Persons Named Wilkie

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1840 to 1880. Wilkie was given the name William Wilkie Collins on January 8th, 1824 in Marylebone. He left this life on September 23rd, 1889.

Wilkie Bard

Wilkie Bard was a vaudeville and music hall musician. Wilkie was given the name William August Smith on March 19th, 1874 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. He died on May 5th, 1944.

Wilkie Cooper

Wilkie was born on October 19th, 1911 in London. He passed away on December 15th, 2001.

Wilkie D., Jr. Ferguson

Wilkie was born in 1938. He passed away in 2003.

Wilkie Rasmussen

Wilkie was born on March 21st, 1958.

Wilkie Wilkinson

Wilkie was born on August 7th, 1903 in London. Wilkie is also known as Walter Ernest Wilkie Wilkinson. They left this life on August 20th, 2001.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilkie

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilkie

Andrew Wilkie

Andrew Wilkie is a politician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. His military service ended in 2000. Andrew was born on November 8th, 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

David Wilkie

David Wilkie is a swimmer. David was born on March 8th, 1954 in Colombo.

Kira Isabella

Kira Isabella is a country music singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2011 to present. Kira was given the name Kira Isabella Wilkie on September 18th, 1993 in Ottawa.

Simone Wilkie

Simone was born in 1964 in Ballarat.

Adam Purple

Adam Purple was an activist. Adam was given the name David Lloyd Wilkie on November 10th, 1930. He left this life on September 14th, 2015.

Alex James Wilkie

Alex James Wilkie is a in the fields of mathematics and model theory. Alex was born in 1948 in Northampton.

  • Robert L. Wilkie
  • Alexander Wilkie
  • John Wilkie
  • Sir David Wilkie
  • Ian Wilkie
    Soccer Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilkie U.S.
  White 85.29% 64.26%
  African American 4.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.46% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.50% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilkie

People with the last name Wilkie are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wilkie

  • How Popular is the name Wilkie? Wilkie is the 20,312th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wilkie was the 4,947th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wilkie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 362 babies born with the first name Wilkie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wilkie to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wilkie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Wilkie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wilkie is Friday, November 22nd, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Wilkie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wilkie was in 1940 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Wilkie Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wilkie is not a popular baby boy's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in West Virginia have the same name in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Wilkie: The name spelled backwards is Eikliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ilekiw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilkie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,116 people with the last name Wilkie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilkie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Wilkie as their last name.
  • Wilkie name meaning

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