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Wylie

Last Name
12k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wylie

User Submitted Origins

English
91%
Gaelic
9%

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International Interest
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  1. United States poet (1885-1928)

Notable Persons Named Wylie

Notable Persons Named Wylie

Wylie Dufresne

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

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Wylie Watson

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

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

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 A. Aitken

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Wylie G. Woodruff

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

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wylie

Adam 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

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

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

Paul Wylie is a figure skater.

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Andrew Wylie

Andrew was born in 1947.

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Elinor Wylie

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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  • Shaun Wylie
  • Devon Wylie
  • James Austin Wylie
  • Donovan Wylie
  • Alexander Wylie
  • Mina Wylie
    Swimmer
  • Bob Wylie
    Athlete
  • Terry Wylie
  • I. A. R. Wylie
    Writer
  • Chalmers P. Wylie
    Columbus City Attorney
  • Andrew Wylie
  • Robert Wylie
    Painter

Common last names for Wylie

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Harris
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Mitchell
  • White
  • Parker
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Scott
  • Moore
  • Evans

Common first names for Wylie

  • William
  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Robert
  • Margaret
  • George
  • Charles
  • Ruth
  • Thomas
  • David
  • Elizabeth
  • Dorothy
  • Frank
  • Donald
  • Richard
  • Walter
  • Anna

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 3,563rd 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,721 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 117 babies.
  • Random Wylie Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wylie is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Wylie: The name spelled backwards is Eilyw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ylwie. 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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