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Wera - Polish form of Russian Vera, meaning "faith; truth." 
Wallis - Variant spelling of English Wallace, meaning "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman.
Wilber - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Middle English elements wild "wild" and bor "boar," hence "wild boar."
Wenona - English variant spelling of Native American Dakota Winona, meaning "firstborn daughter."
Wilbeorht - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wil "desire, will" and beohrt "bright," hence "will-bright."
Wei - Chinese name meaning 1) "great, mighty," 2) "high, lofty," 3) "hold fast, secure, preserve," 4) "powerful, strong," or 5) "river."
Wally - Pet form of English Wallace "foreigner, stranger," especially Celtic or Roman, and Walter "ruler of the army."
Wenda - Variant form of English Wendy, meaning "friend."
Willa - Feminine form of English Will, meaning "will-helmet."
Wuzhou - Chinese name meaning "five continents." 
Walahfried - Medieval German name composed of the elements walah "foreigner, stranger" and fried "peace," hence "foreign-peace."
Wahid - Arabic name meaning "unique."
Willie -   Pet form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Wikimak - Native American Algonquin name meaning "wife."
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." 
Weston - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements west "west" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "western settlement."
Wioletta - Polish form of Latin Viola, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
Wilbur - Variant spelling of Middle English Wilber, meaning "wild boar."
Willow - English name derived from the tree name, "willow." 
Wilmar - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and mari "famous," hence "desires fame."
Wil - Short form of Old English names beginning with Wil-, meaning "will."
Wenonah - Variant spelling of English Wenona, meaning "firstborn daughter."
Wiktor - Polish form of Latin Victor,meaning "conqueror."
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."
Waltraud - German name composed of the elements walah "Celtic, foreigner" and thrud "strength," hence "foreign strength."
Wenceslaus - Latin form of Bulgarian Ventsislav, meaning "more glory."
Wiktoria - Feminine form of Polish Wiktor, meaning "conqueror."
Wesley - English habitational surname transferred to forename use, from a contracted form of Westley, meaning "western meadow." 
Wade -   English topographical surname transferred to forename use, meaning "lives near the river crossing."
Wanda -  Probably a feminine form of German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Waheed - Variant of Arabic Wahid, meaning "unique."
Walter -  English form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Willard - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Wilheard, meaning "strong-willed." 
Walid - Arabic name meaning "to give birth." 
Waðsige - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wað "hunt" and sige "victory," hence "hunt-victory."
Walburga - Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle." 
Wilbert - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Wilbeorht, composed of the elements will "desire, will" and beraht "bright," hence "will-bright."
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."
Winfred - Variant spelling of Middle English Winfrid, meaning "friend of peace." 
Wendelin - Diminutive form of Old High German Wendel, meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Wright - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English wryhta/wyrhta, meaning "craftsman."
Wikolia - Hawaiian form of Roman Latin Victoria, meaning "conqueror."
Weici - Chinese name meaning "word-river" or perhaps "flow of knowledge."
Walker -   English name derived from the Scandinavian habitational surname Walkyr, from kiarr, meaning "from the wall by the marsh."
Walburg - Contracted form of Old High German Waldeburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
Winifred -  Anglicized form of Welsh Gwenfrewi, meaning "holy reconciliation."
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.
Wafai - Arabic name meaning "loyalty."
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."
Wernher - Variant spelling of Old High German Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Wynter - Variant spelling of English Winter, meaning "winter."
Wasi - Arabic name meaning "broad-minded."
Waldo - Pet form of German Waldobert "bright ruler," and other names containing the element wald, meaning "to rule, to wield power."
Weeko - Native American Sioux name meaning "pretty."
Wilkie - Pet form of Scottish Gaelic Uilleam, meaning "will-helmet." 
Watkin - Old Pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wayne - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, meaning "cartwright; wagon-maker."
Witold - Germanic name composed of the elements witu "wood" and wald "ruler," hence "ruler of the woods."
Widad - Arabic name meaning "love."
Wyatt - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the medieval personal name Wyot, meaning "hardy warrior." 
Winnie - Pet form of English Winifred, meaning "holy reconciliation."
Wendy - From the name of a J. M. Barrie character, derived from a pet name, fwendy, meaning "friend."
William - English form of Norman French Willelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Webster - English occupational surname transferred to forename use, from early Middle English webber, meaning "weaver."
Wasim - Arabic name meaning "handsome."
Wikvaya - Native American Hopi name meaning "one who brings."
Wahida - Feminine form of Arabic Wahid, meaning "unique."
Willy - Pet form of English Will, meaning "will-helmet."
Wenzeslaus - German form of Latin Venceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Waleria - Polish form of Roman Latin Valeria, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Wenzel - Medieval contracted form of German Wenzeslaus, meaning "more glory."
Wilhelmine - Feminine form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Will - Short form of English William, meaning "will-helmet."
Willelm - Norman French form of Old High German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wenqian - Chinese name meaning "refined and modest."
Wilfrith - Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Wilfrið, meaning "desires peace."
Wilmot - English surname transferred to forename use, possibly a corruption of the French surname Guillemot, from Guillaume (English William), meaning "will-helmet."
Wilfredo - Spanish form of German Wilfried, meaning "desires peace." 
Winfried - German equivalent of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
Wim - Pet form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wilfred -  Variant spelling of Middle English Wilfrid, meaning "desires peace." 
Wen - Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "warm," or 2)"refined."
Wenceslas - Contracted form of Latin Wenceslaus, meaning "more glory." 
Waldemar - German form of Slavic Vladimir, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Willafried - Old High German name composed of the elements willo "desire, will" and fried "peace," hence "desires peace."
Waldheri - Variant spelling of Old High German Walthari, meaning "ruler of the army." 
Wibeke - Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
Waen - Thai jewelry name meaning "ring."
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."
Wilma -   Contracted form of German Wilhelmina, meaning "will-helmet."
Wojtek - Pet form of Polish Wojciech, meaning "consolation-soldier."
Wilmer -  English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the German personal name Wilmar, meaning "desires fame."
Wahchinksapa - Native American Sioux name meaning "wise."
Waquini - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "hook nose."
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."
Wambli-waste - Native American Dakota name meaning "good eagle."
Wendel - Old High German name meaning"a Wend; a wanderer," a term used torefer to migrant Slavs in the sixth century. 
Weronika - Polish form of Latin Veronica, meaning "bringer of victory."
Wiley -   Old English name meaning "water meadow."
Willem - Dutch form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Warner - English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the German personal name Werner, meaning "Warin warrior," i.e. "covered warrior."
Warren -  English surname of Norman French origin, transferred to forename use, from a place called La Varenne, meaning "game-park." 
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."
Ward -  English occupational surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English weard, meaning "guard, watchman." 
Winona - Native American Dakota name meaning"firstborn daughter." 
Wohehiv - Native American Cheyenne name meaning "dull knife."
Wassa - Pet form of Anglo-Saxon Waðsige "hunt-victory" and other names containing the element wað, meaning "hunt."
Wybert - Anglo-Saxon name, composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and beorht "bright," hence "bright battle."
Wiebe - Pet form of German names containing theelement -wig, meaning "battle, fight, war."
Weit - Pet form of Dutch Wouter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wencheng - Chinese name meaning "refined-complete."
Wigheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and heard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "hardy warrior."
Willemina - Feminine form of Dutch Willem, meaning "will-helmet."
Walt - Short form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wilfrid - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wilfrið, meaning "desires peace."
Wimund - Contracted form of Anglo-Saxon Wigmund, meaning "fight-protection."
Walborg -  Variant spelling of Old High German Walburg, meaning "salvation of the slain in battle."
Wauna - Native American Miwok name meaning "singing snow goose."
Woserit - Egyptian name meaning "mighty woman."
Wigburg - German name composed of the elements wig "battle, war" and burg "help, protection, salvation," hence "war protection."
Wladimir - Ukrainian form of Slavic Vladimir, meaning "rules with glory."
Wynn -   Variant spelling of English Wynne, meaning "friend."
Wuyi - Native American Miwok name meaning "soaring turkey vulture."
Waldis - Norwegian form of Old Norse Valdís, meaning "goddess of the slain in battle."
Wiremu - Maori form of English William, meaning "will-helmet." 
Wematin - Native American Algonquin name meaning "brother."
Wouter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
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. 
Wiola - Pet form of Polish Wioletta, meaning "violet color" or "violet flower."
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."
Wiga - Short form of Polish Jadwiga, meaning "contending battle."
Wilheard - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wil "desire, will" and heard "brave, hardy, strong," hence "strong-willed."
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." 
Wafiya - Feminine form of Arabic Wafi, meaning "reliable."
Wayna - Quechua name meaning"young."
Wickaninnish - Native American Nootka name meaning "having no one before him in his canoe." 
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."
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."
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."
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."
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." 
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."
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."
Wyot - Medieval English name derived from Anglo-Saxon Wigheard, meaning "hardy warrior."
Weisheng - Chinese name meaning "great-success."
Wasswa - African Luganda name meaning "first born of twins."
Wenyang - Chinese name meaning "refined man."
Wine - Anglo-Saxon name meaning"friend." 
Wekesa - African Bantu name meaning "born during harvest."
Wat - Old pet form of English Walter, meaning "ruler of the army."
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."
Wynne - Elaborated form of English Win, meaning "holy reconciliation." Compare with masculine Wynne.
Wakanda - Native American Sioux name meaning "possesses magical power."
Wolter - Dutch form of German Walther, meaning "ruler of the army."
Wotan - Old German equivalent of Old Norse Óðinn, derived from proto-Germanic *Wod-enaz-, meaning "eager, frenzied, raging." 
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."
Willi - Pet form of German Wilhelm, meaning "will-helmet."
Wigstan - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and stan "stone," hence "battle-stone."
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."
Wigmund - Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements wig "battle, fight, war" and mund "protection," hence "fight-protection."
Wang - Chinese unisex name, possibly meaning perhaps "of royalty."
Wolfgang - German name, composed of the elements wulf "wolf" and gang "a going (i.e. path)," hence "wolf path."
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."
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."
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."
Wit - Polish form of Roman Latin Vitus, meaning "life."
Walidah - Egyptian name meaning "newly born."
Walentyna - Feminine form of Polish Walenty, meaning "healthy, strong." 
Wakhakwi - Egyptian name meaning "little fool."
Wolof - Anglo-Saxon form of Old Norse Óláfr, meaning "heir of the ancestors."
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."
Wayland - English form of German Wieland, meaning "war territory" or "battlefield."
Wolodymyr - Variant spelling of Ukrainian Volodymyr, meaning "peaceful ruler."
Wymund - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Wigmund, meaning "fight-protection."
Winfrid - Middle English form of Anglo-Saxon Winfrið, meaning "friend of peace."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Waltier - Variant form of Old French Gautier, meaning "ruler of the army."
Warinot - Pet form of Old High German Warin, from the word wari(n), meaning "cover, shelter," from warnôn "to be careful, watchful." 
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." 
Wakhashem - Egyptian name meaning "little fool."
Wilhelm - Contracted form of Old High German Willahelm, meaning "will-helmet." 
Walerian - Polish form of Roman Latin Valerianus, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Walery - Polish form of Roman Latin Valerius, meaning "to be healthy, to be strong." 
Wati - Egyptian name meaning "rebel."
Wihakayda - Native American Sioux name meaning "little one."
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."
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."
Wenling - Chinese name meaning "warm mountain."
Witashnah - Native American Sioux name meaning "virginal."
Wiebke - Feminine form of German Wiebe, meaning "war."
Wolf -   English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning simply "wolf." 
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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