What does Wesley mean?
Wesley \we(s)-ley\ as a boys' name is pronounced WEZ-lee, WES-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wesley is "western meadow". Place name; variant of the English surname Westley. Used in honor of brothers John and Charles Wesley, 18th-century founders of Methodism, a Protestant Christian denomination. Actors Wesley Snipes, Wes Bentley.
Wesley has 1 feminine form: Weslee.
Wesley is a very prominent first name for males (#171 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#1512 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Wesley for boys. Wesley reached its apex position of #101 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #130 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Wesley and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Wesley (#130 the previous year) are Wes and Westley. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.3863%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.29%, down 24.9%), with the form Westley becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)