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What does Wainwright mean?

Wainwright Pronunciation of Wainwright [wain-wright] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wainwright is "wagon-builder".

Associated with: old english.


Wainwright has 5 variants: Wainewright, Wainright, Wayneright, Waynewright and Waynwright.

Related boy names: Wheelwright and Wright.

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Middle name pairings:
Wainwright Vaughn (W.V.), ..

How popular is Wainwright?

Wainwright is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4748 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Wainwright (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 is Wright. This relation of Wainwright was popular as a birth name 125 years ago (usage of 0.01%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wright in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wainwright and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dwight, Fulbright, Knight, Seabright, Wadleigh, Waights (see Waite), Wakeleigh (see Wakeley) and Wardleigh (see Wardley). These names tend to be more frequently used than Wainwright.

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