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Names starting with W

Walborg -  Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
Wolfgang - German name, composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and gang "a going (i.e. path)," hence "wolf path."
Wambli-waste - Native American Dakota name meaning "good eagle."
Wibeke - Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
Wuzhou - Chinese name meaning "five continents." 
Wasyl - Variant spelling of Ukrainian Vasyl, meaning "king."
Woden - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Old Norse Óðinn, derived from proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz-, meaning "eager, frenzied, raging." 
Waldis - Norwegian form of Old Norse Valdís, meaning "goddess of the slain in battle."
Wenonah - Variant spelling of English Wenona, meaning "firstborn daughter."
Wuti - Native American Hopi name meaning "woman."
Watkin - Old Pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wilber - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Middle English elements wild "wild" and bor "boar," hence "wild boar."
Wiebe - Pet form of German names containing theelement -wig, meaning "battle, fight, war."
Wahkan - Native American Sioux name meaning "sacred."
Wokaihwokomas - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "white antelope."
Weiyuan - Chinese name meaning "flow/river-source."
Walidah - Egyptian name meaning "newly born."
Walburga - Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle." 
Walid - Arabic name meaning "to give birth." 
Weeko - Native American Sioux name meaning "pretty."
Wicasa - Native American Dakota name meaning "sage."
Wilbeorht - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wil "desire, will" and beohrt "bright," hence "will-bright."
Wigburg - German name composed of the elements wig "battle, war" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "war protection."
Wright - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English wryhta/wyrhta, meaning "craftsman."
Wilma -   Contracted form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Wang - Chinese unisex name, possibly meaning perhaps "of royalty."
Wolter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wera - Polish form of Russian Vera, meaning "faith; truth." 
Winona - Native American Dakota name meaning"firstborn daughter." 
Willem - Dutch form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wanda -  Probably a feminine form of German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Wil - Short form of Old English names beginning with Wil-, meaning "will."
Wilhelm - Contracted form of Old High German Willahelm, meaning "will-helmet." 
Windsor - English surname transferred to forename use, from a place name in Berkshire originally called Windels-ora, meaning "landing place with a windlass." [note: windlass. naut. a device used for winding ropes.] 
Wauna - Native American Miwok name meaning "singing snow goose."
Wanageeska - Native American Sioux name meaning "white spirit."
Wotan - Old German equivalent of Old Norse Óðinn, derived from proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz-, meaning "eager, frenzied, raging." 
Wakhakwi - Egyptian name meaning "little fool."
Willoughby - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of Old English wilig "willow" and Old Norse býr "settlement," hence "willow settlement."
Wenceslaus - Latin form of Bulgarian Ventsislav, meaning "more glory."
Wendell - Variant spelling of Old High German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Waheeda - Variant spelling of Arabic Wahida, meaning "unique."
Winifred -  Anglicized form of Welsh Gwenfrewi, meaning "holy reconciliation."
Wahida - Feminine form of Arabic Wahid, meaning "unique."
Wladimir - Ukrainian form of Slavic Vladimir, meaning "rules with glory."
Warner - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the German personal name Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Waldeburg - Old High German name composed of the elements wala "dead, slain in battle" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "salvation of the slain in battle."
Wilmar - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and mari "famous," hence "desires fame."
Wolf -   English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "wolf." 
Wenona - English variant spelling of Native American Dakota Winona, meaning "firstborn daughter."
Wendelin - Diminutive form of Old High German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Wesley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of Westley, meaning "western meadow." 
Wasi - Arabic name meaning "broad-minded."
Wilhelmine - Feminine form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Will - Short form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Wynter - Variant spelling of English Winter, meaning "winter."
Wulfric - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wulf "wolf" and ric "power," hence "wolf power."
Wikolia - Hawaiian form of Roman Latin Victoria, meaning "conqueror."
Wiley -   Old English name meaning "water meadow."
Wickaninnish - Native American Nootka name meaning "having no one before him in his canoe." 
Wendel - Old High German name meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Wilton - English 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."
Warwick - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wær "dam" and wic "dairy farm," hence "lives by the dam near the dairy farm."
Wiremu - Maori form of English William, meaning "will-helmet." 
Wyn - Welsh name derived from an old byname meaning "blessed, fair, holy, white."
Wilfredo - Spanish form of German Wilfried, meaning "desires peace." 
Wenyang - Chinese name meaning "refined man."
Willow - English name derived from the tree name, "willow." 
Winston - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wynnstan, meaning "joy-stone." 
Wahid - Arabic name meaning "unique."
Wada - Anglo-Saxon name derived from the Old English word wadan, meaning "to go," in the sense of going forward, proceeding. This is the name of a legendary sea giant.
Walker -   English name derived from the Scandinavian habitational surname Walkyr, from kiarr, meaning "from the wall by the marsh."
Woserit - Egyptian name meaning "mighty woman."
Wasswa - African Luganda name meaning "first born of twins."
Wymund - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wigmund, meaning "fight-protection."
Waltraud - German name composed of the elements walah "Celtic, foreigner" and thrud "strength," hence "foreign strength."
Waldhar - Variant spelling of German Waldheri, meaning "ruler of the army."
Woody - Pet form of English Woodrow ("lives in a row of houses by the wood"), and other names containing Old English wudu, meaning "wood."
Waldo - Pet form of German Waldobert "bright ruler," and other names containing the element wald, meaning "to rule, to wield power."
Ward -  English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English weard, meaning "guard, watchman." 
Willelm - Norman French form of Old High German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Woodrow - English 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." 
Win - Short form of English Winfred and Winifred, both meaning "holy reconciliation," and other names beginning with Win-. 
Wayna - Quechua name meaning"young."
Wei - Chinese name meaning 1) "great, mighty," 2) "high, lofty," 3) "hold fast, secure, preserve," 4) "powerful, strong," or 5) "river."
Weimin - Chinese name meaning "of the mighty people."
Wim - Pet form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Webster - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from early Middle English webber, meaning "weaver."
Wilbur - Variant spelling of Middle English Wilber, meaning "wild boar."
Wafi - Arabic name meaning "reliable."
Waldemar - German form of Slavic Vladimir, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Wyot - Medieval English name derived from Anglo-Saxon Wigheard, meaning "hardy warrior."
Wiola - Pet form of Polish Wioletta, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
Wisia - Pet form of Polish Jadwiga, meaning "contending battle."
Wolodymyr - Variant spelling of Ukrainian Volodymyr, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Willi - Pet form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Weldon - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wella "spring, stream" and dun "hill," hence "spring hill."
Wilfried - Modern German form of Old German Willafried, meaning "desires peace." 
Wigstan - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and stan "stone," hence "battle-stone."
Wenzeslaus - German form of Latin Venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Wilheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wil "desire, will" and heard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "strong-willed."
Westley - English 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." 
Wenda - Variant form of English Wendy, meaning "friend."
Wati - Egyptian name meaning "rebel."
Warin - Old High German name derived from the word wari(n), meaning "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful." 
Willerich - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and ric "power, rule," hence "will-power."
Winfrið - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wine "friend" and frið "peace," hence "friend of peace."
Wilfrið - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of German Wilfried, composed of the Old English elements wil "desire, will" and frið "peace," hence "desires peace."
Waðsige - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wað "hunt" and sige "victory," hence "hunt-victory."
Wisdom - English unisex name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "wisdom."
Wmffre - Welsh form of English Humphrey, meaning "giant peace."
Walenty - Polish form of Roman Latin Valentinus, meaning "healthy, strong."
Wade -   English topographical surname transferred to forename use, meaning "lives near the river crossing."
Wikimak - Native American Algonquin name meaning "wife."
Whitaker - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from various place names composed of the Old English elements hwit "white" and æcer "cultivated land," hence "white acres."
Walton - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements wæll "spring" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "spring settlement."
Wilson - English patronymic surname transferred to forename use, meaning "son of Will." 
Wilda -   German surname transferred to forename use, meaning "wild."
Willa - Feminine form of English Will, meaning "will-helmet."
Waldheri - Variant spelling of Old High German Walthari, meaning "ruler of the army." 
Winfrid - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
Weston - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "western settlement."
Wyrtgeorn - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Old Welsh Guorthigern, meaning "high lord" or "overlord."
Wainamoinen - Anglicized form of Finnish Väinämöinen, meaning "wide and slow-flowing river."
Wouter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Winfried - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
Wihakayda - Native American Sioux name meaning "little one."
Wiebke - Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
Wapasha - Native American Dakota name meaning"red leaf."
Wasim - Arabic name meaning "handsome."
Weici - Chinese name meaning "word-river" or perhaps "flow of knowledge."
Wat - Old pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Waheed - Variant of Arabic Wahid, meaning "unique."
Walahfried - Medieval German name composed of the elements walah "foreigner, stranger" and fried "peace," hence "foreign-peace."
Wawrzyniec - Polish form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
Wohehiv - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "dull knife."
Wuyi - Native American Miwok name meaning "soaring turkey vulture."
Wamukota - Egyptian name meaning "left-handed."
Warren -  English surname of Norman French origin, transferred to forename use, from a place called La Varenne, meaning "game-park." 
Walthere - Variant spelling of Old High German Walthari, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wren - English name derived from the vocabulary word for the bird, wren, from Old English wrenna, meaning simply"wren." In many other languages, the name of this bird denotes "royalty."
Whetu - Maori name meaning "star."
Wahchinksapa - Native American Sioux name meaning "wise."
Walthari - Old High German name composed of the elements waltan "to rule, to wield power " and hari "army, host," hence "ruler of the army."
Waleria - Polish form of Roman Latin Valeria, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Weizhe - Chinese name meaning "secure/preserve-wisdom."
Wymond - Variant spelling of Middle English Wymund, meaning "fight-protection." 
Wojciech - Polish name composed of the Slavic elements voi "soldier" and tech "consolation," hence "consolation-soldier."
Wilbert - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Wilbeorht, composed of the elements will "desire, will" and beraht "bright," hence "will-bright."
Waquini - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "hook nose."
Wmfre - Variant spelling of Welsh Wmffre, meaning "giant peace."
Witold - Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and wald "ruler," hence "ruler of the woods."
Wioletta - Polish form of Latin Viola, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
Waki - Native American Hopi name meaning "shelter."
Weit - Pet form of Dutch Wouter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wassa - Pet form of Anglo-Saxon Waðsige "hunt-victory" and other names containing the element wað, meaning "hunt."
Wematin - Native American Algonquin name meaning "brother."
Willahelm - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and helm "helmet, protection," hence "will-helmet."
Wilfred -  Variant spelling of Middle English Wilfrid, meaning "desires peace." 
Wystan - Modern English form of Anglo-Saxon Wigstan, meaning "battle-stone." 
Wachiwi - Native American Sioux name meaning "dancer."
Wybert - Anglo-Saxon name, composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and beorht "bright," hence "bright battle."
Wilfrid - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wilfrið, meaning "desires peace."
Wayra - NativeAmerican Quechua name meaning "wind."
Willard - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wilheard, meaning "strong-willed." 
Wafiya - Feminine form of Arabic Wafi, meaning "reliable."
Wylie - Irish and Scottish equivalent of English Willy, meaning "will-helmet."
Walther - Variant spelling of Old High German Walthere, meaning "ruler of the army." In use by the Romani.
Wafai - Arabic name meaning "loyalty."
Wallis - Variant spelling of English Wallace, meaning "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman.
Waldobert - Medieval German name composed of the elements wald "to rule, to wield power" and bert "bright," hence "bright ruler."
Walerian - Polish form of Roman Latin Valerianus, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Walter -  English form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Walery - Polish form of Roman Latin Valerius, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Wincenty - Polish form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conqueror."
Wellamo - Variant spelling of Finnish Vellamo, meaning "to surge, to swell." In mythology, this is the name of a cold-hearted goddessof the sea who dwelled in an underwater palace called Ahtola with her husband Ahto.
Weisheng - Chinese name meaning "great-success."
Walt - Short form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wenzel - Medieval contracted form of German Wenzeslaus, meaning "more glory."
Wanikiya - Native American Sioux name meaning "savior."
Wernher - Variant spelling of Old High German Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Whitney -  English habitational 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."
Wynne - Elaborated form of English Win, meaning "holy reconciliation." Compare with masculine Wynne.
Willemina - Feminine form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Weaver - English 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."
Waan - Thai name meaning "sweet."
Wynonna - English variant spelling of Native American Dakota Winona, meaning"firstborn daughter." 
Werther - Old High German name composed of the elements wert "worthy" and heri "army," hence "worthy army."
Wakanda - Native American Sioux name meaning "possesses magical power."
William - English form of Norman French Willelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wahanassatta - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "he who walks with his toes turned outward."
Worknesh - African Amharic name meaning "you are like gold."
Wojciecha - Feminine form of Polish Wojciech, meaning "consolation-soldier."
Waen - Thai jewelry name meaning "ring."
Wynn -   Variant spelling of English Wynne, meaning "friend."
Wayne - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "cartwright; wagon-maker."
Walentyna - Feminine form of Polish Walenty, meaning "healthy, strong." 
Wojtek - Pet form of Polish Wojciech, meaning "consolation-soldier."
Winter - English name derived from the season name, "winter." The word may derive from Proto-Indo-European *wind-,meaning "white."
Wakhashem - Egyptian name meaning "little fool."
Wayland - English form of German Wieland, meaning "war territory" or "battlefield."
Wenqian - Chinese name meaning "refined and modest."
Warinot - Pet form of Old High German Warin, from the word wari(n), meaning "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful." 
Wendi - Variant spelling of English Wendy, meaning "friend."
Waltier - Variant form of Old French Gautier, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wekesa - African Bantu name meaning "born during harvest."
Wambleeska - Native American Sioux name meaning "white eagle."
Wasylyna - Feminine form of Ukrainian Wasyl, meaning "king." 
Wiga - Short form of Polish Jadwiga, meaning "contending battle."
Wigheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and heard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "hardy warrior."
Werner - Old High German name composed of the tribal name Warin "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful" and the word hari/heri "army, warrior," hence "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Wilburn - English 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." 
Wyatt - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the medieval personal name Wyot, meaning "hardy warrior." 
Weronika - Polish form of Latin Veronica, meaning "bringer of victory."
Wynfor - Variant spelling of Welsh Gwynfor,meaning "very fair" or "very holy."
Walburg - Contracted form of Old High German Waldeburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
Wen - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "warm," or 2)"refined."
Wahchintonka - Native American Sioux name meaning "has much practice."
Wenceslas - Contracted form of Latin Wenceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Wenling - Chinese name meaning "warm mountain."
Wine - Anglo-Saxon name meaning"friend." 
Wendy - From the name of a J. M. Barrie character, derived from a pet name, fwendy, meaning "friend."
Wealdhere - Anglo-Saxon equivalent of German Waldheri, composed of the Old English elements weald "to rule, to wield power" and heri "army, host," hence "ruler of the army."
Witashnah - Native American Sioux name meaning "virginal."
Wigmund - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and mund "protection," hence "fight-protection."
Winfred - Variant spelling of Middle English Winfrid, meaning "friend of peace." 
Wanahton - Native American Sioux name meaning "charger."
Widad - Arabic name meaning "love."
Wilkie - Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Uilleam, meaning "will-helmet." 
Willie -   Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Willy - Pet form of English Will, meaning "will-helmet."
Wilmer -  English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the German personal name Wilmar, meaning "desires fame."
Wilmot - English surname transferred to forename use, possibly a corruption of the French surname Guillemot, from Guillaume (English William), meaning "will-helmet."
Wimund - Contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Wigmund, meaning "fight-protection."
Wido - Medieval Latin name derived from the Germanic word wīt, meaning "wide."
Wolof - Anglo-Saxon form of Old Norse Óláfr, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
Wiktoria - Feminine form of Polish Wiktor, meaning "conqueror."
Wikvaya - Native American Hopi name meaning "one who brings."
Winnie - Pet form of English Winifred, meaning "holy reconciliation."
Wolfram - German name composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and hramn "raven," hence "wolf-raven."
Wermund - Old Danish form of Old Norse Vermundr, meaning "protector of man." 
Wally - Pet form of English Wallace "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman, and Walter "ruler of the army."
Wencheng - Chinese name meaning "refined-complete."
Wiktor - Polish form of Latin Victor,meaning "conqueror."
Wilfrith - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Wilfrið, meaning "desires peace."
Wilhelmus - Latin form of Old High German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wit - Polish form of Roman Latin Vitus, meaning "life."
Willafried - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and fried "peace," hence "desires peace."
Wieland - German myth name of a craftsman, composed of the elements wig "battle, fight, war" and land "land, territory," hence "war territory" or "battlefield."
Wisdom - English 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 -dom, from Latin domus, from PIE domo "house."
Wisław - Contracted form of Polish Wielisław, meaning "great glory." 
Witołd - Polish name either derived from Germanic Witold, "ruler of the woods" or Lithuanian Vytautas, "pursuer of the people."
Władysław - Polish form of Czech Vladislav, meaning "rules with glory."
Włodek - Pet form of Polish names containing the element włod, meaning "to rule, to wield power."
Włodzimierz - Polish form of Slavic Vladimir, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Włodzisław - Variant spelling of Polish Władysław, meaning "rules with glory." 
Wacława - Feminine form of Polish Wacław, meaning "more glory."
Wicapi wakan - Native American Dakota name meaning "holy star."
Wiesława - Feminine form of Polish Wiesław, meaning "great glory."
Wacław - Polish form of Latin Wenceslaus, meaning"more glory." 
Wisława - Feminine form of Polish Wisław, meaning "great glory." 
Władysława - Feminine form of Polish Władysław, meaning "rules with glory."
Wang - Chinese unisex name, possibly meaning perhaps "of royalty."
Wen - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "warm," or 2) "refined."
Whitney -  English habitational 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."
Wielisław - Polish name, meaning "great glory." 
Wiesław - Contracted form of Polish Wielisław, meaning "great glory."

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