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Names starting with W

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