Willie: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Willie

A diminutive of the English name William, meaning “resolute protector.” This is a great trait to have, until he “resolutely protects” his phone when you try to confiscate it when he’s a teenager.

Nicknames:

Will, Wills.

Famous people named Willie:

Baseball players Willie Mays, Willie Stargell, and Willie McCovey; actors Willie Garson and Willie Aames; singer Willie Nelson; musicians Willie Dixon and Willie Colon; reality TV personality Willie Robertson.

Fun facts:

The name Willie is featured in the title and subject of many songs by prominent artists: among them Willie Nelson, Will Smith, David Allan Coe, Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Run D.M.C. - just to name a few.

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