Word name
"western meadow"

West Origin and Meaning

The name West is a boy's name .

West is the most fashionable of what you might call the direction names, with North and East (or Easton and Easter) coming up behind, and South not yet on the map.

Country singer Randy Houser named his baby boy West Yantz, but West is definitely shaping up to be a unisex name: West Flynn is the daughter of Marley Shelton, Tea Lioni and David Ducovney named their girl Madelaine West, and Maura West put her surname into middle place for her daughter Birdie.

West has an obvious western cowboy feel, very much in tune with others like Zane, Wylie and Wyatt. And it's the perfect nickname for the more buttoned-up Weston or Wesley.

# 950 in the US

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Famous People Named West

  • William West Andersonbirth name of Adam West, American actor
  • West Anaximander Collins (b. 2010)son of actor Misha Collins
  • West Yantz Houser (b. 2012)son of country singer Randy Houser
  • Kanye WestAmerican rapper/producer

West in Pop Culture

  • West Rosencharacter on TV series "Heroes"
  • West Collinscharacter in the book "She Is One of the Boys" by E.M. Molleja

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