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Boy Names Starting with Wa-

Wa- baby names and what they mean, with 65 results. Wa- names are used more often as masculine names. Usage of these boy names was at its apex a century ago (ADOPTION OF 1.99%) and has become much reduced since (ADOPTION 0.47%, DOWN 77%), with names such as Ward becoming somewhat dated. Waylon (#142), Walker (#266) and Watson (#711) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, while Wacker (TOP 5%) and Walston (4%) are popular Wa- last names.

Wa- names

Wade - Waldron | Waldwick - Wardell | Wardley - Watson | Watt - Wayne

Wade - Waldron

Wade and variants

Wade, var. Waydell, Wayde, Wadell, Waddell
Origin fr. Old English, Scandinavian languages. "Able to go; river ford." Waden is also a moderately popular kid's name.

Stems fr. Old English language. "Ford village." Uncommon, but Wadham is comparable to common surnames Wham (UPPER 38%), Welham (85%), which also end with -ham.

Wadley, var. Wadly, Wadleigh
Based on Old English word. "Ford meadow." Waddey (UPPER 57%), Wadler (44%) are popular surnames.

Wadsworth, var. Waddsworth
Stems fr. Old English language. "Village near the ford." Wadsworth and Waddsworth are not in the Top 2000.

Wagner, var. Wagoner, Waggoner
From German word. "Wagon-builder." Wagne and Wayner are creative variations.

Wahib, var. Waheeb
Origin fr. Arabic element. "Giver, donor." Wahib and Waheeb are rare as boys' names.

Wainwright, var. Waynwright, Waynewright, Wayneright, Wainewright, Wainright
Source fr. Old English element. "Wagon-builder." Waynewright and variants were not among 2018's Top names.

Waite, var. Wayte, Waits, Waights
Source fr. Middle English element. "Guard, watchman." Waights and variants are not frequently used as baby names.

Derivative of Old English element. "Damp field." Not that prominent as a baby name, Wakefield exists more conventionally as a last name.

Wakeley, var. Wakely, Wakeleigh, Wakelea
Root fr. Old English language. "Damp meadow." Unusual, with the -ey ending for Wakeley, like Welbey, Wardley.

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

Wakeman, var. Wake
Stems fr. Old English word. "Watchman." Unusual, with the -an ending for Wakeman, like Waylan, Wyman.

Walcott, var. Wallcott, Wallcot
Root fr. Old English word. "Cottage by the wall." Not in popularity charts.

Origin fr. German element. "Woods, forest." A peculiar children's name, Wald occurs more conventionally as a last name. See also Wild.


Form of Valdemar. Derivative of Old German. "Renowned leader." Waldemar grew in popularity 108 years ago. See also Baldemar.

Derivative of Old German. "Renowned ruler." Adoption of Waldemar was more pronounced during 1910-1919.

Walden and variants

Walden1, var. Waldon, Waldi, Waldenn
Based on Old English word. "Wooded valley." Walden (UPPER 1%) and Waldon (5%) are found commonly as last names.


Form of Oswald. Source fr. Old German word. "God's power." Less popular today. Waldo last appeared in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Wild.

Waldo and variants

Waldo2, var. Waldron1, Walden2
Stems fr. Old German word. "Rule." Walden and Waldo are more commonly used as baby names compared to Waldron.

Waldorf, var. Waldorp
Root fr. German language. "Village in the woods." Not in Top 2000.

Derived fr. Old German element. "Powerful raven." A novel baby name, Waldron is found more commonly as a last name. See also Waldon.

Quick Reference

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

1. Wade - Waldron
Wade [Wayde, Wadell, Waydell, Waddell], Wadham, Wadley [Wadly, Wadleigh], Wadsworth [Waddsworth], Wagner [Wagoner, Waggoner], Wahib [Waheeb], Wainwright [Waynwright, Wayneright, Waynewright, Wainewright, ..], Waite [Wayte, Waits, Waights], Wakefield, Wakeley [Wakely, Wakelea, Wakeleigh], Wakeman [Wake], Walcott [Wallcot, Wallcott], Wald, Valdemar [Waldemar], Waldemar, Walden [Waldi, Waldon, Waldenn], Oswald [Waldo], Waldo [Walden, Waldron], Waldorf [Waldorp], Waldron

Waldwick [Waldwyck], Walford, Walfred [Walfried], Walid [Waleed], Walker, Wallace [Walsh, Wally, Wallis, Wallie, ..], Waller, Wally, Walsh, Walter [Wat, Walt, Watkins, Walther, ..], Waltham, Walton, Walworth, Walwyn [Walwin, Walwinn, Walwynn, Walwynne], Wanamaker [Wannamaker], Wapiti, Warburton, Howard [Ward], Ward [Warde, Warden], Wardell

Wardley [Wardlea, Wardleigh], Ware, Warfield, Warford, Varick [Warick, Warrick], Warley, Warner, Werner [Warner], Warren [Ware, Waring, Warrin, Warriner], Wharton [Warton], Warton, Warwick [Warick, Warrick], Washburn [Washborn, Washburne, Washbourne], Washington, Wasim, Vasilis [Wassily], Basil [Wassily], Waterford, Watkins, Watson

Watt [Watts], Waunakee, Waverley [Waverley, Waverlee], Wayland [Waylon, Waylin, Waylen, Waylan, ..], Wayne [Wayn, Wain]

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