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.
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.
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.