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Meaning and name origin

Wesley \we(s)-ley\ as a boy's 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 5 variant forms: Wes, Wesly, Wessley, Westleigh and Westley.

There is 1 feminine form of Wesley: Weslee.


Popularity

Wesley is a very popular first name for males (#171 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1476 out of 88799, Top 2%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Wesley for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wesley name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Wesley and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Wesley (#130), Westley and Wes. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wesley, Westley, Wes in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lesley and Webley. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wesley.

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