Wilkynstone 1452 x 1480 RMS ii no. 1444 [St Andrews Church land]
Wilkestoun 1587 Assumption, 12 [listed in the rental of the teind sheaves of the St Andrews Priory, within the parish of St Andrews (the Trinity); leased for 1 boll wheat, 4 bolls bere, 1 chalder oats]
Wilkiston 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Wilkistoun 1645 APS vi (part i), 332 [part of newly formed CMN]
Willblestoun 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Wilkistoun 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Wilkistown 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Wilkieston 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Wilkeiston 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Wilkieston 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
pn Wilkin or Wilkie + Sc toun
‘Wilkin’s or Wilkie’s toun’. According to Black both Wilkin and Wilkie are Sc double diminutives of William. He further states that a family of the name Wilkie ‘were seated at Rathobyres MLO from the beginning of the fourteenth century, and the name early found a home in Fife. David Wilke witnessed a notarial instrument at Pitcairn LSL in 1495 (Laing Chrs. no. 223) ... A Mr James Wilke was principal of St Salvator’s College, St Andrews, in 1574’ (Black 1946, 815–16). It would seem from the earliest forms of Wilkieston that Wilkie and Wilkin were interchangeable.
Wilkieston may be a division of the lands of Denork CMN, SSL. OS Pathf. also shows Wilkieston Burn, flowing west into the Kinninmonth Burn.
Both Wilkie and Wilkin are also found in early forms of Wilkieston # KBS; and *Wilston KDT, DSX (PNF 1) contains another abbreviated form of William.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 3