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Names starting with W

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