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Names starting with W

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