Willey 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 Willey mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Willey

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from West Virginia, U.S., the name Willey means "Work".
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International Interest
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Notable Persons Named Willey

Notable Persons Named Willey

Willey Glover Denis

Willey Glover Denis was a in the field of biochemistry. Willey was born on February 26th, 1879. She left this life on January 9th, 1929.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Willey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willey

David Willey

David was born on February 28th, 1990 in Northampton.

Walt Willey

Walt Willey is an actor. He has been prominent since 1983. Walt was born on January 26th, 1951 in Ottawa, Illinois.

Peter Willey

Peter Willey is a cricketer. Peter was born on December 6th, 1949 in Sedgefield, County Durham, England.

Gordon Randolph Willey

Gordon Randolph Willey was an archaeologist and archaeology. Gordon was born on March 7th, 1913 in Chariton, Iowa. He died on April 28th, 2002.

Waitman T. Willey

Waitman T. Willey was an office holder. Waitman was born on October 18th, 1811 in Marion County, West Virginia. He breathed his last breath on May 2nd, 1900.

Frederick Willey

Frederick Willey is a member of parliament.

  • Calvin Willey
    Office Holder
  • Norm Willey
  • John W. Willey
    --05-1st Mayor of Cleveland
  • Jerry Willey
    List of Mayors of Hillsboro
  • Charles Henry Willey
  • Hubert James Willey
    Metropolitan Police Service

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Willey U.S.
  White 94.07% 64.26%
  African American 1.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.57% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Willey

People with the last name Willey are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Willey

  • How Popular is the name Willey? Willey is the 23,204th most popular name of all time. As a last name Willey was the 2,759th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Willey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 282 babies born with the first name Willey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Willey 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 Willey? 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 Willey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Willey is Saturday, May 15th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Willey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Willey was in 1924 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Willey: The name spelled backwards is Yelliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lywlei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Willey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,067 people with the last name Willey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Willey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Willey as their last name.
  • Willey name meaning

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