What does West mean?
West /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).
(male) Waist, Wenst, ..
(female) Weda, Westta, ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of West for boys. West reached its peak position of #527 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)