What does Wetherby mean?
Wetherby [wether-by] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wetherby is "wether-sheep farm". Place name. A wether is a castrated male sheep, and a bell-wether is a wether which wears a bell and leads other sheep. The surname shows the importance of the wool trade in England.
(male) Washerby, Wether, ..
(female) Wetherne, Wetherwyn, .. Middle name pairings:
Wetherby Brigham (W.B.), ..
How popular is Wetherby?
Wetherby is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#30091 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Wetherby has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Derby, Kerby, Shelby▼, Somerby, Waheeb, Walther, Weatherell (see Wetherell), Weatherill, Weatherley, Weatherly, Weaver, Weber, Webley, Weeb, Welbey (see Welby), Welby, Wellby, Werner, Wernher, Wesley▲, Westbey, Westby, Westerley, Westerly, Westley, Wetherell, Wetherill, Wetherley, Wetherly, Wethrill (see Wetherell), Whitby and Worthey. These names tend to be more commonly used than Wetherby.See names in meaning and etymology.