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What does Wright mean?

Wright Pronunciation of Wright [wright] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Wright is "carpenter". Occupational name. The word occurs in names like Wainwright and Wheelwright. Mostly 19th-century use. Despite their fame, aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright did not inspire use of their name. Painter Joseph Wright of Derby; architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Associated with: old english, occupational, 19th century, fame.


1 alternative form via Wainwright: Wainright.

Creative forms:
(male) Reght, Waght, ..

(female) Wrimot, Writ, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wright Shamar (W.S.), ..

How popular is Wright?

Wright is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#34 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Wright reached its peak rank of #752 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dwight, Knight, Waights (see Waite), Wiatt and Witt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wright.

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