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

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