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W- Names for Boys

W baby names and what they mean, with 181 results. The most trendy baby names in this compilation are Walker (#341), Waylon (#222), Wesley (#126), Weston (#120) and Wyatt (#34), while Wessel (top 3%) and Whaley (1%) are common W- last names. Here is the list of W- names for girls.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of W- names: Wade, Waldemar, Walden, Waldo, Waldon, Wayde

Wade and variantsWade, var. Waddell, Wadell, Wayde, Waydell
Based on Old English, Scandinavian elements. "Able to go; river ford." Wale is also a slightly prominent baby name.

Wadham
Derivative of Old English word. "Ford village." Unusual, but Wadham is similar to common last names Windham (top 2%), Woodham (7%), which also end with -dham.

Wadley, var. Wadleigh, Wadly
Based on Old English element. "Ford meadow." Wadleigh (upper 17%) and Wadley (6%) exist frequently as last names.

Wadsworth, var. Waddsworth
Stems fr. Old English. "Village near the ford." Unique. Wadsworth, Waddsworth, similar to Walworth, end with the unconventional masculine-sounding -rth.

Wagner, var. Waggoner, Wagoner
Root fr. German language. "Wagon-builder." Rare as boys' names, but Wagner, Waggoner, etc. are comparable to the more conventional Warner.

Wahib, var. Waheeb
Derived fr. Arabic. "Giver, donor." Wahib and Waheeb were not Top birth names in 2015.

Wainwright, var. Wainright, Wainewright, Wayneright, Waynwright, Waynewright
From Old English language. "Wagon-builder." Outside Top 2000.

Waite, var. Waights, Waits, Wayte
From Middle English language. "Guard, watchman." Rare as children's names, but Waite, Wayte, etc. are comparable to the more conventional Wayne.

Wakefield
Derived fr. Old English word. "Damp field." A unique birth name, Wakefield exists more commonly as a surname.

Wakeley, var. Wakelea, Wakeleigh, Wakely
From Old English. "Damp meadow." Wakely and variants are unusual as boys' names.

Wakeman, var. Wake
From Old English language. "Watchman." Wakeman and Wake are seldom used as children's names.

Walcott, var. Wallcot, Wallcott, Wolcott
Source fr. Old English. "Cottage by the wall." Walcott (upper 5%) and Wolcott (4%) appear commonly as last names.

Wald
Based on German. "Woods, forest." Wald is not frequently adopted as a birth name. See also Waldi.

WaldemarWaldemar1
Var. of Valdemar. Derived fr. Old German language. "Renowned leader." Less popular today. Waldemar was last found in the 1930s in the Top 2000.

Waldemar2
Based on Old German word. "Renowned ruler." Somewhat uncommon as a boys' name, Waldemar occurs more frequently as a surname.

Walden and variantsWalden1, var. Waldenn, Waldi, Waldon
From Old English language. "Wooded valley." Walden (top 1%) and Waldon (5%) are found often as surnames.

Waldo and variantsWaldo1, var. Walden2, Waldron1
Origin fr. Old German word. "Rule." Waldron and variants were popular with parents in the 1910s.

WaldoWaldo2
Form of Oswald. Derived fr. Old German word. "God's power." Waldo is a common (upper 81%) masculine name, and appears commonly (upper 4%) as a last name. See also Waldi.

Waldorf, var. Waldorp
Derivative of German word. "Village in the woods." Waldorf and Waldorp are unusual as baby names.

Waldron2
Derived fr. Old German. "Powerful raven." Waldron is not often used as a boys' name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for W- names for boys.

1. Wade - Waldron
Wade [Waydell, ..], Wadham, Wadley [Wadly, ..], Wadsworth [Waddsworth], Wagner [Wagoner, ..], Wahib [Waheeb], Wainwright [Waynwright, ..], Waite [Wayte, ..], Wakefield, Wakeley [Wakely, ..], Wakeman [Wake], Walcott [Wolcott, ..], Wald, Valdemar [Waldemar], Waldemar, Walden [Waldon, ..], Waldo [Waldron, ..], Oswald [Waldo], Waldorf [Waldorp], Waldron


Waldwick [Waldwyck], Walford, Walfred [Walfried], Walid [Waleed], Walker, Wallace [Welsh, ..], Waller, Wally, Walsh, Walter [Watkins, ..], Waltham, Walton, Walworth, Walwyn [Welwyn, ..], Wanamaker [Wannamaker], Wapiti, Warburton, Ward [Worden, ..], Howard [Ward], Wardell


Wardley [Wardleigh, ..], Ware, Warfield, Warford, Varick [Warrick, ..], Warley, Warner [Wernher, ..], Warren [Warriner, ..], Warton [Wharton], Warwick [Warrick, ..], Washburn [Washburne, ..], Washington, Wasim, Vasilis [Wassily], Basil [Wassily], Waterford, Watkins, Watson, Watt [Watts], Waunakee


Waverley [Waverley, ..], Wayland [Wylan, ..], Wayne [Wayn, ..], Weaver, Webb [Webster, ..], Webley, Webster [Weeb, ..], Wedgwood [Wedgewood], Weissman [Weissmann], Welborne [Wellburn, ..], Welby [Wellby, ..], Weldon [Welldon, ..], Welford [Wellford], Wellington, Wells, Welton, Wenceslaus [Wiencyslaw, ..], Wendell [Wendel, ..], Wentworth, Werner [Wernher, ..]


Wesley [Westley, ..], Westbrook [Westbrooke, ..], Westby [Westbie, ..], Westcott [Westcot, ..], Westerly [Westerley], Weston [Westin, ..], Wetherby [Wetherbie, ..], Wetherell [Wethrill, ..], Wetherly [Wetherley, ..], Wharton [Warton], Wheatley [Wheatly, ..], Wheaton, Wheeler, Wheelwright, Whistler, Whitbeck, Whitby [Whitebie, ..], Whitcomb [Whitcumb, ..], White [Whitey], Whitehead


Whitelaw [Whitlaw], Whitfield, Whitford, Whitley, Whitlock, Whitman, Whitmore [Wittemore, ..], Whitney, Whittaker [Whitaker, ..], Wickham, Wickley, Wilbert [Wilburt, ..], Wilbur [Willbur, ..], Wilder [Wilde, ..], Wiley [Wylie, ..], Wilford, Wilfred [Willfryd, ..], Wilkes [Willkie, ..], Wilkinson [Willkinson, ..], Willard [Willerd]


Willet [Willett, ..], William [Wim, ..], Willie [Willy, ..], Willis [Willy, ..], Willoughby [Willughby, ..], Wilmer [Wylmer, ..], Wilson [Willson], Wilton, Elwin [Wynn, ..], Vincent [Wincenty], Windsor [Wyndsor, ..], Winfield [Wynnsfield, ..], Wingate, Winslow, Winsted [Winstead], Winston [Wynston, ..], Winter [Winters], Winthrop, Winton [Wynton], Winwood


Wistar [Wister], Vito [Witold], Dewitt [Witt], Vladimir [Wladimyr, ..], Humphrey [Wmffre], Wolcott, Wole, Wolfe [Wulfe, ..], Wolfert, Wolfgang [Wulfram, ..], Woodrow [Woody], Woodson, Woodstock, Woodward [Woodard], Woody, Elwood [Woody], Haywood [Woody], Woolworth, Worth [Worthy, ..], Wortham


Woyzeck [Wozzeck, ..], Wray, Wright, Risley [Wrisley], Riston [Wriston], Wyandanch, Wyatt [Wyeth, ..], Wyck [Wyche, ..], Wyckoff [Wykoff], Wycliff [Wycliffe], Wycombe [Wycomb], Wylan [Wyland], Wyler, Wylie [Wye, ..], Wyman, Gwyn [Wyn], Wyn, Wyndham [Wynndham, ..], Gwynfor [Wynford, ..], Wynn [Wynton, ..]

10. Wystan

Wystan [Wystann]

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