What Nationality Is Wiley?


Where did the last name Wiley come from?

Last name: Wiley

This unusual name recorded in the spellings of Willey, Wiley, Wyley, Wylie, and Wyly, is of English locational origin. It derives from the places so called in the counties of Cheshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Devonshire and Surrey.

What does the name Wiley mean?

Wiley ▼ as a boys’ name is pronounced WYE-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wiley is “crafty”. The original meaning probably refers to mechanical ability without the negative connotations. Also possibly a place name, “water meadow”.

Is Wylie a Scottish name?

Wylie Name Meaning. Scottish and northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name William. English: variant spelling of Wiley.

Is Wylie a boy or girl name?

Wylie is a friendly, nonchalant rodeo name with an almost irresistible charm; parents may pick up on its pleasant similarity to the more popular, unisex Riley. Although more masculine, we see Wylie as working as well for boys and girls (Richard Anderson used it for his daughter in 1999).