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What does Wes mean?

Wes Pronunciation of Wes [wes] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the name Wes means "western meadow". Wes is an alternate form of Wesley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


1 alternative form via Wesley: Wesly.

Creative forms:
(male) Wels, Wer, ..

(female) Wena, Weno, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wes Kaedyn (W.K.), ..

How popular is Wes?

Wes is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1147 out of 1220, Top 94%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Wes reached its peak rank of #732 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is currently at #1264. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Wes outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent related form of Wes (#1264 a year ago) is Wesley (#126 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Wes is at its most widespread presently (median #695). Wesley is the most trendy baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wes, Wesley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Wes is alike in pronunciation to Ace, Aias, Ase and Oz. Other recommended names are Des, Les, Web and West. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wes.

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