Gender: Male Origin of Westley: Variation of Wesley Westley's Popularity in 2018: #786

Westley Origin and Meaning

The name Westley is a boy's name .

This variation of Wesley moved into the Top 1000 among boys' names in the US in 2016, perhaps because it makes the name less like Lesley and more Western, with the cowboy nickname West.

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Rank in US: #786

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danirose01 Says:


I actually prefer this to Wesley by a lot, mainly because I think it looks better and it sounds more up to date.

headintheclouds Says:


Very much associated with Princess Bride, and a name I much prefer to similar-sounding Wesley or Weston; Westley to me has more of an effortlessly cool vibe, is more grounded of a name than Wesley but is less stuffy and more breezy than Weston. An issue I have with Westley though, is that I'd stumble over pronunciation at times and say Wetsley, Westsley, Whistly? xD It is quite a mouthful- I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd have this problem.