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Willie

Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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What does the name Willie mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Willie

User Submitted Origins

English
63%
African Dutch (Afrikaans)
18%
Native American
16%
German
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Singapore, the name Willie is of English origin and means "Strong".
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Wiktionary
  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.

Willie was also found in the following language(s): Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Willie

Notable Persons Named Willie

Willie Nelson

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

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

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

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Willie Robertson

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

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

Willie Horton is a criminal.

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  • Willie Dixon
    Musician
  • Willie Brown
    Office Holder
  • Alben W. Barkley
    Vice President of the United States
  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    Basketball Player
  • Willie Stargell
    Baseball Player
  • Willie McGinest
    American Football Player
  • Willie McCovey
    Baseball Player
  • Bill Pickett
    Rodeo Performer
  • Willie Apiata
  • Christine King Farris
  • Willie le Roux
    Rugby Player
  • Willie Rushton
    Comedian
  • Willie Green
    Basketball Player
  • Willie Randolph
    Baseball Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willie

Notable Persons With the Last Name Willie

Boxcar 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

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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Robert Lee Willie

He died on December 28th, 1984.

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Willie

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

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

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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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

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Joseph
  • Robert
  • George
  • William
  • Louis
  • Anna

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 98th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 595,336 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 8,000 babies. That's a lot of babies named Willie!
  • Random Willie Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Willie ranks 37th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 230 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Willie: The name spelled backwards is Eilliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lieliw. 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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