Boy Names Start With W

Name Origin meaning Popularname
WABUArabic a usurper. -----
WADAAnglo Saxon to ford. -----
WADDArabic a deity of the Himyarites. -----
WADEAnglo Saxon ford meadow.-----
WAFAArabic complete fulfil. -----
WAFIArabic complete fulfil. -----
WAHABA IL YAHATArabic an early Himyaritic monarch. -----
WAHEBArabic bestower of benefits. -----
WAHEEDArabic unique. -----
WAHHABArabic bestower of benefits. -----
WAHIDArabic one. -----
WALDHEREAnglo Saxon powerful warrior. -----
WALGANUSArthurian hawk of battle Gwalchmai. -----
WALIDArabic procreator. -----
WASEEFArabic young man servant. -----
WASIArabic spacious. -----
WASIFArabic young man servant. -----
WASIMArabic beautiful elegant handsome. -----
WASSAAnglo Saxon satyr . -----
WASSWAAfrican first born of twins. -----
WATHILArabic the son of Himyar. -----
WATR IL DHARAHArabic the son of Yadhar Malik. -----
WEALDHEREAnglo Saxon powerful warrior. -----
WEKESAAfrican born during harvest . -----
WIBERTAnglo Saxon war bright. -----
WIGBEORHTAnglo Saxon war bright. -----
WIGBERTAnglo Saxon war bright. -----
WIGHEARDAnglo Saxon war hard. -----
WIGMUNDAnglo Saxon war protection. -----
WIGSTANAnglo Saxon war stone. -----
WILBEORHTAnglo Saxon will bright. -----
WILFRIDAnglo Saxon resolute peace. -----
WILFRITHAnglo Saxon resolute peace. -----
WILHEARDAnglo Saxon resolute and stern. -----
WILLARDAnglo Saxon resolute and stern. -----
WIMUNDAnglo Saxon war protection. -----
WINGALLOKCelticwhite.-----
WENChinesewarm genial.-----
WENLINGChinesemild jade tinkling.-----
WENQIANChineserefined and modest.-----
WIEBEDutchrapid moving or whip.-----
WILLEMDutchresolute helmet.-----
WOLTERDutchpowerful warrior.-----
WOUTERDutchpowerful warrior.-----
WADEEnglishEnglish topographical surname transferred to forename use meaning lives near the river crossing.-----
WAINAMOINENEnglishAnglicized form of Finnish Vainamoinen meaning wide and slow flowing river.-----
WALKEREnglishEnglish name derived from the Scandinavian habitational surname Walkyr from kiarr meaning from the wall by the marsh.-----
WALLACEEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use from an ethnic byname from Old French waleis meaning foreigner, stranger, especially Celtic or Roman.-----
WALLISEnglishVariant spelling of English Wallace meaning foreigner, stranger, especially Celtic or Roman.-----
WALLYEnglishPet form of English Wallace foreigner, stranger, especially Celtic or Roman and Walter ruler of the army.-----
WALTEnglishShort form of English Walter meaning ruler of the army.-----
WALTEREnglishEnglishform of German Walther meaning ruler of the army.-----
WALTONEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English elements wll spring and tun enclosure, settlement, hence spring settlement.-----
WARDEnglishEnglishoccupational surname transferred to forename use derived from Old English weard meaning guard, watchman.-----
WARNEREnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use derived from the German personal name Werner meaning Warin warrior, i.e. covered warrior.-----
WARRENEnglishEnglishsurname of Norman French origin transferred to forename use from a place called La Varenne meaning game park.-----
WARWICKEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English elements wr dam and wic dairy farm, hence lives by the dam near the dairy farm.-----
WASHINGTONEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use from the village of Washington in Co. Durham named from Old English Wassingtun meaning Wassa s settlement.-----
WATEnglishOld pet form of English Walter meaning ruler of the army.-----
WATKINEnglishOld Pet form of English Walter meaning ruler of the army.-----
WAYLANDEnglishEnglish form of German Wieland meaning war territory or battlefield.-----
WAYNEEnglishEnglish occupational surname transferred to forename use meaning cartwright wagon maker.-----
WEAVEREnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use from the name of a place in Cheshire named after the river Weaver which got its name form Old English wefer meaning winding.-----
WEBSTEREnglishEnglish occupational surname transferred to forename use from early Middle English webber meaning weaver.-----
WELDONEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English elements wella spring, stream and dun hill, hence spring hill.-----
WENDELEnglishOld High German name meaning a Wend a wanderer, a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century.-----
WESLEYEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use from a contracted form of Westley meaning western meadow.-----
WESTLEYEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use from the name of various places called Westley composed of the Old English elements west west and leah meadow, pasture, hence western meadow.-----
WESTONEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English elements west west and tun enclosure, settlement, hence western settlement.-----
WHITAKEREnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use from various place names composed of the Old English elements hwit white and cer cultivated land, hence white acres.-----
WHITNEYEnglishEnglishhabitational surname transferred to unisex forename use from the name of various places derived from the Middle English phrase atten whiten ey by the white island hence white island.-----
WILEnglishShort form of Old English names beginning with Wil meaning will.-----
WILBEREnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use composed of the Middle English elements wild wild and bor boar, hence wild boar.-----
WILBUREnglishVariant spelling of Middle English Wilber meaning wild boar.-----
WILBURNEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use probably from the name of a lost place composed of the Old English elements wella well, spring and burn boiling, bubbling, running water, hence bubbling stream or perhaps boiling spring.-----
WILEYOldEnglishEnglish name meaning water meadow. Compare with another form of Wiley.-----
WILFEnglishShort form of Middle English Wilfred meaning desires peace.-----
WILFORDEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the name Will and the word ford ford, hence Will s river crossing.-----
WILFREDVariantEnglishspelling of Middle English Wilfrid meaning desires peace.-----
WILFRIDEnglishMiddle English form of Anglo Saxon Wilfrio meaning desires peace.-----
WILLEnglishShort form of English William meaning will helmet.-----
WILLARDEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Wilheard meaning strong willed.-----
WILLIAMEnglishEnglish form of Norman French Willelm meaning will helmet.-----
WILLIEPetEnglishform of English William meaning will helmet. Compare with another form of Willie.-----
WILLISEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use meaning son of Will.-----
WILLOUGHBYEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use composed of Old English wilig willow and Old Norse byr settlement, hence willow settlement.-----
WILMEREnglishEnglishsurname transferred to forename use derived from the German personal name Wilmar meaning desires fame.-----
WILMOTEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use possibly a corruption of the French surname Guillemot from Guillaume English William meaning will helmet.-----
WILSONEnglishEnglish patronymic surname transferred to forename use meaning son of Will.-----
WILTONEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use from the name of various places composed of the Old English elements wilig willow and tun enclosure, settlement, hence willow settlement.-----
WINEnglishShort form of English Winfred and Winifred both meaning holy reconciliation, and other names beginning with Win .-----
WINDSOREnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use from a place name in Berkshire originally called Windels ora meaning landing place with a windlass. and note windlass. naut. a device used for winding ropes. and -----
WINFREDEnglishVariant spelling of Middle English Winfrid meaning friend of peace.-----
WINFRIDEnglishMiddle English form of Anglo Saxon Winfrio meaning friend of peace.-----
WINSLOWEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English name Wine and the word hlaw barrow, mound, hill, hence Wine s hill.-----
WINSTONEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use derived from the Anglo Saxon personal name Wynnstan meaning joy stone.-----
WINTHROPEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use from the name of various places called Winthorpe composed of the Old English personal name Wine and Old Norse orp settlement, village, hence Wine s village.-----
WISDOMEnglishEnglish unisex name derived from the vocabulary word meaning simply wisdom. Wisdom is composed of Wis from the word wise from proto Germanic *wisaz to know from PIE wittos to see, and NAME from Latin domus from PIE domo house.-----
WOLFEnglishEnglishname derived from the vocabulary word meaning simply wolf.Compare with another form of Wolf.-----
WOLFEEnglishVariant spelling of English Wolf meaning wolf.-----
WOODROWEnglishEnglish habitational surname transferred to forename use composed of the Old English elements wudu wood and raw line, row, hence lives in a row of houses by the wood.-----
WOODYEnglishPet form of English Woodrow lives in a row of houses by the wood and other names containing Old English wudu meaning wood.-----
WRIGHTEnglishEnglish occupational surname transferred to forename use derived from Old English wryhta/wyrhta meaning craftsman.-----
WYATTEnglishEnglish surname transferred to forename use derived from the medieval personal name Wyot meaning hardy warrior.-----
WYMONDEnglishVariant spelling of Middle English Wymund meaning fight protection.-----
WYMUNDEnglishMiddle English form of Anglo Saxon Wigmund meaning fight protection.-----
WYNNVariantEnglishspelling of English Wynne meaning friend. Compare with another form of Wynn.-----
WYNNEEnglishCompare with another form of Wynne.1. English surname transferred to forename use derived from the Old English personal name Wine meaning friend.-----
WYOTEnglishMedieval English name derived from Anglo Saxon Wigheard meaning hardy warrior.-----
WYSTANEnglishModern English form of Anglo Saxon Wigstan meaning battle stone.-----
WALAHFRIEDGermanMedieval German name composed of the elements walah foreigner, stranger and fried peace, hence foreign peace.-----
WALDEMARGermanGerman form of Slavic Vladimir meaning peaceful ruler.-----
WALDHARGermanVariant spelling of German Waldheri meaning ruler of the army.-----
WALDHERIGermanVariant spelling of Old High German Walthari meaning ruler of the army.-----
WALDOGermanPet form of German Waldobert bright ruler, and other names containing the element wald meaning to rule, to wield power.-----
WALDOBERTGermanMedieval German name composed of the elements wald to rule, to wield power and bert bright, hence bright ruler.-----
WALTHARIGermanOld High German name composed of the elements waltan to rule, to wield power and hari army, host, hence ruler of the army.-----
WALTHERGermanVariant spelling of Old High German Walthere meaning ruler of the army.In use by the Romani.-----
WALTHEREGermanVariant spelling of Old High German Walthari meaning ruler of the army.-----
WARINGermanOld High German name derived from the word wari n meaning cover, shelter, from warnon to be careful, watchful.-----
WARINOTGermanPet form of Old High German Warin from the word wari n meaning cover, shelter, from warnon to be careful, watchful.-----
WENDELGermanOld High German name meaning a Wend a wanderer, a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century.-----
WENDELINGermanDiminutive form of Old High German Wendel meaning a Wend a wanderer, a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century.-----
WENDELLGermanVariant spelling of Old High German Wendel meaning a Wend a wanderer, a term used to refer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century.-----
WENZELGermanMedieval contracted form of German Wenzeslaus meaning more glory.-----
WENZESLAUSGermanGerman form of Latin Venceslaus meaning more glory.-----
WERNERGermanOld High German name composed of the tribal name Warin cover, shelter, from warnon to be careful, watchful and the word hari/heri army, warrior, hence Warin warrior, i.e. covered warrior.-----
WERNHERGermanVariant spelling of Old High German Werner meaning Warin warrior, i.e. covered warrior.-----
WERTHERGermanOld High German name composed of the elements wert worthy and heri army, hence worthy army.-----
WIEBEGermanPet form of German names containing the element NAME meaning battle, fight, war.-----
WIELANDGermanGerman myth name of a craftsman composed of the elements wig battle, fight, war and land land, territory, hence war territory or battlefield.-----
WILBERTGermanGerman equivalent of Anglo Saxon Wilbeorht composed of the elements will desire, will and beraht bright, hence will bright.-----
WILFRIEDGermanModern German form of Old German Willafried meaning desires peace.-----
WILHELMGermanContracted form of Old High German Willahelm meaning will helmet.-----
WILHELMUSGermanLatin form of Old High German Wilhelm meaning will helmet.-----
WILLAFRIEDGermanOld High German name composed of the elements willo desire, will and fried peace, hence desires peace.-----
WILLAHELMGermanOld High German name composed of the elements willo desire, will and helm helmet, protection, hence will helmet.-----
WILLERICHGermanOld High German name composed of the elements willo desire, will and ric power, rule, hence will power.-----
WILLIGermanPet form of German Wilhelm meaning will helmet.-----
WILMARGermanOld High German name composed of the elements willo desire, will and mari famous, hence desires fame.-----
WIMGermanPet form of German Wilhelm meaning will helmet.-----
WINFRIEDGermanGerman equivalent of Anglo Saxon Winfrio meaning friend of peace.-----
WITOLDGermanGermanic name composed of the elements witu wood and wald ruler, hence ruler of the woods.-----
WOLFGermanGermanand Jewish name meaning wolf.Compare with another form of Wolf.-----
WOLFGANGGermanGerman name composed of the elements wulf wolf and gang a going i.e. path , hence wolf path.-----
WOLFRAMGermanGerman name composed of the elements wulf wolf and hramn raven, hence wolf raven.-----
WOTANGermanOld German equivalent of Old Norse oinn derived from proto Germanic *Wod enaz meaning eager, frenzied, raging.-----
WALLIAGothic/Visigothic/Ostrogothicslaughter.-----
WALTHERGypsy/RomaniVariant spelling of Old High German Walthere meaning ruler of the army.In use by the Romani.-----
WILEYVariantIrishspelling of Irish/Scottish Wylie meaning will helmet. Compare with another form of Wiley.-----
WYLIEIrishIrish and Scottish equivalent of English Willy meaning will helmet.-----

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