Gender: Male Origin of West: Word name

West Origin and Meaning

The name West is a boy's name .

West is the most fashionable of what you might call the direction names, with North and East (or Easton and Easter) coming up behind, and South not yet on the map.

Country singer Randy Houser named his baby boy West Yantz, but West is definitely shaping up to be a unisex name: West Flynn is the daughter of Marley Shelton, Tea Lioni and David Ducovney named their girl Madelaine West, and Maura West put her surname into middle place for her daughter Birdie.

West has an obvious western cowboy feel, very much in tune with others like Zane, Wylie and Wyatt. And it's the perfect nickname for the more buttoned-up Weston or Wesley.

16 names similar to West

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like West. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than West, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on West using our baby name generator.


- this week

Famous People Named West

Pop Culture References for the name West


Guest Says:


I like West by itself. I don't think I like Weston as much.

MaryKathryn Says:


I've always been a much bigger fan of Weston then just plain West. Westley is a name I love too!