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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 "CAF (International Pen Pals)".

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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Famous People Named Wales

Wesley Wales "Wes" Anderson, American screenwriter and director
Jimmy Donal Wales, American founder of Wikipedia
Prince of Wales, title used for the British heir apparent (currently Charles, Prince of Wales)
Princes William and Henry "Harry" of Wales, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales

Pop Culture References for the name Wales

"The Outlaw Josey Wales," 1976 film
Wales, country of the British Isles