"cottage near a stream"

Wolcott Origin and Meaning

The name Wolcott is a boy's name of English origin meaning "cottage near a stream".

One of many stuffy British W surnames that would subject an American boy to years of teasing before growing into it at age fifty.

Famous People Named Wolcott

  • Wolcott GibbsAmerican humorist critic and author
  • Roger Wolcott SperryAmerican neuropsychologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Oliver Wolcottsigner of the U.S. Declaration of Independence