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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).

Associated with: old english, stream (river)


Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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 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.