English surname
"brave in war"

Wyatt Origin and Meaning

The name Wyatt is a boy's name of English origin meaning "brave in war".

Wyatt has been hot, which is to say cool, for several years now. With its easy Wyatt Earpish cowboy charm, it's relaxed but still highly respectable.

Wyatt is a lot more classic a name than you might guess. It's one of those names that just misses ranking in the Top 1000 for its entire 140+ year history.

Wyatt was derived from the Medieval English name Wyot, itself a form of the given name Wigheard, with wig meaning "war" and heard, "brave." Wyot, along with variations Wiot and Gyot, were also used by the Normans as nicknames for names such as William. Wyatt became a patronymic surname later in the Middle Ages.

Wyatt got one of it first modern pushes when Peter Fonda played a Wyatt in the seminal film "Easy Rider. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were among the first celebs to use Wyatt for their son born in 1986; more recently, singer Sheryl Crow chose it for her baby boy. Wyatt is also the name of the alter ego of a central character on the HBO show Westworld.

And even more recently, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher used the name for their baby daughter, perhaps pushing the name across the gender line, though it has a long way to go before it's considered unisex; it's still much more popular for boys than it is for girls. Does the baby name world have Wyette in its future?

Wyatt is also enjoying a wave of current popularity in Canada.

# 47 in the US

Wyatt Rank in US Top 1000

# 65 on Nameberry

Wyatt Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Wyatt Popularity

Famous People Named Wyatt

  • Wyatt EarpAmerican Old West lawman
  • Wyatt Emory CooperAmerican author/screenwriter
  • Wyatt Reeder ToregasAmerican baseball player
  • Wyatt CenacAmerican comedian
  • Wyatt Tee WalkerAmerican civil rights activist
  • Wyatt Hawn RussellAmerican actor; son of actor Kurt Russell and actress Goldie Hawn; brother of Kate and Oliver Hudson
  • (Frederick) Wyatt Imus (b. 1998)son of radio host Don Imus
  • Wyatt Elliott (b. 2003)son of actor David James Elliott and Nanci Chambers
  • Wyatt Steven Crow (b. 2007)son of singer Sheryl Crow
  • Wyatt Blake Johnson (b. 2008)son of actors Bart Johnson and Robyn Lively; nephew of actress Blake Lively
  • Wyatt Oliver Olsen (b. 2013)son of actors Eric Christian Olsen and Sarah Wright Olsen
  • Wyatt London (b. 2014)son of actor Jason London
  • Jaxon Wyatt Cutler (b. 2014)son of football player Jay Cutler and actress Kristin Cavallari
  • Wyatt Wesley Wilkerson (b. 2018)son of American pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr.
  • Wyatt Morgan Cooper (b. 2020)son of American journalist Anderson Cooper

Wyatt in Pop Culture

  • Wyatt Enslowfemale character in the Insignia series
  • Wyatt Fullercharacter on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful"
  • Wyatt Bosecharacter in movie Deception
  • Wyatt Matthew Halliwellcharacter on TV series "Charmed"
  • Wyatt Williamscharacter on animated series "6teen"
  • Wyatt ShawAidan's son in the Sex and the City films
  • Cave Wyattcharacter from movie "Ride With The Devil"
  • Wyattcharacter from TV series 'Raised by Wolves'
  • Ben Wyattcharacter on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
  • Leo Wyattcharacter on TV series "Charmed"
  • Wyatt Cryercharacter from soap opera "Haves and Have Nots"
  • Wyattcharacter on Freeform's "The Fosters"
  • Wyatt Gallaghercharacter on Shameless
  • Wyatt Logancharacter on "Timeless"

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