Gender: Male Origin of Wales: Place name

The name Wales is a boy's name of English origin. Wales and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Place names for boys are few and far between; this one would make a singular choice. Prince William of Wales uses this as a surname when required, as in his military life; Jimmy Wales is the entrepreneur behind Wikipedia, Clint Eastwood played the eponymous character Josey (!) Wales in the 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales.

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basilietea Says:


I actually secretly like this.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Veey few place names work. This is not one of them.

raevynstar Says:


It sounds like the plural form of "large aquatic animal"--lots of teasing potential there.