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Never heard of Willie being used for females.
Also an Afrikaans masculine name: https://af.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?search=Willie&title=Spesiaal%3ASoek&go=Wys&ns0=1
"Willie" is the MAIN CHARACTER from the film "My Dog Skip", which HAPPENS to be one of my TOP FAVOURITES!
I think this name is common in the Philippines, although I only know 2 Willies here (both males), Willie Revillame (a television host), and Doc. Willie Ong (obviously a doctor).
Just like with the name Fanny, I never knew this was slang (and I'm a fluent English speaker). I do think that this name is a bit masculine, but can be usable for females, I named one of the aunts of my main character Willie. As for the association with the male reproductive system, I still think this name is usable (but as a nickname).
This will get a child teased.
I don’t understand why this name gets so much flack, it’s just a diminutive of William, it’s that simple.
In 2018, 83 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Willie* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 659th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
In 2018, 61 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Willie* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 196th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
The name Willie was given to 290 boys born in the US in 2016.
75.69 percent of people with the first name Willie are male.
William "Willie" O'Neill was a Scottish football player who played for Celtic and Carlisle United as a full-back. O'Neill signed for Celtic in 1959, aged 18, and made his debut in the 1961 Scottish Cup Final replay against Dunfermline. Although O'Neill did not play in Celtic's victory in the 1967 European Cup Final, he was an important member of the first team squad, making 32 appearances in the 1966–67 season. O'Neill made many of those appearances during the first few months of the season, as Jim Craig had temporarily dropped out of the team due to his dentistry studies.
Willie is often used as slang, referring to a male's penis.
'Willy' is slang which refers to a male's reproductive organs. His penis, to say it bluntly.

So naming your child 'Willie/Willy' and any other spelling would cause that child to be teased. Especially in the States.

Go with Will/william or any other will name. For the child's sake. Don't name children after body parts or vulgar slang...
Willie Robertson is the CEO of Duck Commander and is on the TV show Duck Dynasty.
A famous bearer is Willie Mays, a baseball player with extraordinary talent... and the same birthday as me!
A female bearer of this name is Willie Scott from Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (her real name is Wilhelmina but only Willie was used in the movie.)
I've never liked any of the William/Bill names particularly, but Willie is fitting for Barnabas Collins' slave Willie Loomis.
How could you forget Groundskeeper Willie on the Simpsons? He is hilarious, with his violent nature and incoherent Scottish accent. The Stereotypical Scott!
In British English, this name is less than satisfactory.
There's a nursery rhyme called "Wee Willie Winkie."

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