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What does West mean?

West Pronunciation of West as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of West is "western stream". West is a variant form of Westbrook (Old English).

ASSOCIATED WITH -est, old english, stream (river)




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How popular is West?

West is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#115 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

West reached its peak position of #527 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is presently at #1964. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Just, Walt, Wat, Watt, Web, Webb, Weeb, Welsh, Wes, Wescot, Wesly, Westby, Westen, Westin, Weston and Witt. These names tend to be more frequently used than West.

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