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What does Westley mean?

Westley Pronunciation of Westley [west-ley] as a name for boys has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Westley is "western meadow". Westley is a version of Wesley (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, meadow.


Westley has 2 variants: Wesly and Wessley.

1 more relation via Wesley: Westleigh.

Creative forms:
(male) Westli, Wystley, ..

(female) Wester, Westslee, ..

Middle name pairings:
Westley Nicholas (W.N.), ..

How popular is Westley?

Westley is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#14030 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Westley reached its highest rank of #734 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #1036 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Westley (#1036 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000 is Wesley (#126 in 2015). Other variants, like Wessley, are seldom used. These forms of Westley are at the apex of their popularity today (average #581). Wesley is the most trendy baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Westley, Wesley in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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