"row of houses by a wood"

Woodrow Origin and Meaning

The name Woodrow is a boy's name of English origin meaning "row of houses by a wood".

Aside from President Wilson (born Thomas), most Woodrows, including Herman, Guthrie, and Harrelson, have chosen to be known as Woody, which says it all.

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Woodrow Rank in US Top 1000

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Woodrow Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Woodrow Popularity

Famous People Named Woodrow

  • (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson28th U.S. president
  • Woodrow Tracy "Woody" HarrelsonAmerican actor
  • Woodrow Wilson "Woody" GuthrieAmerican folk singer
  • Woodrow LoweAmerican NFL football player
  • Woodrow Stanley LloydCanadian politician; 8th Premier of Saskatchewan
  • Woodrow Lyle WyattBaron Wyatt of Weeford, British politician, author, journalist
  • Woodrow "Woody" DantzlerAmerican NFL football player
  • Woodrow Wilson JonesU.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Woodrow Michael KrollAmerican radio evangelist
  • (Sydney) Woodrow ParfreyAmerican actor
  • Woodrow Charles "Woody" HermanAmerican jazz clarinetist
  • Wayne Woodrow "Woody" HayesAmerican college football coach
  • Woodrow Wilson "Woody" PaigeAmerican sportswriter and broadcaster

Woodrow in Pop Culture

  • Woodrow Huckleberry Tiberius "Woody" Boydmain character on TV's "Cheers," played by Woody Harrelson
  • Woodrow Snidercharacter in movie "National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion"
  • Woodrow "Woody" Finkcharacter on TV's "The Suite Life on Deck"
  • Woodrow "Woody" Strodecoroner on TV's "Psych"
  • Woodrow Wayland Johnsoncharacter on TV's "Brickleberry"