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