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What does West mean?

West \we-st\ as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of West is "western stream". West is a variant of Westbrook (Old English). A slightly scarce given name.


Variations

West has 4 alternative forms via Westbrook: Brook, Brooke, Wesbrook and Westbrooke.


Popularity

West is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#109 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of West for boys. West reached its peak position of #523 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of West and corresponding names. Brook is the only other popular varying form of West appearing in the Top 1000. This boy name reached the top of its popularity during 1880-1889 and has become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Brook and West becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brook, West in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Wes and Wescot. These names tend to be more frequently used than West.

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