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