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Names starting with W

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