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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Wesley: Weslee.
Wesley is a very popular first name for males (#171 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1476 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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