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Gender: Male Meaning of Wheeler: "wheel maker" Origin of Wheeler: English occupational name

The name Wheeler is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wheel maker". Wheeler and is often added to lists like Cool Boys’ Names—Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF #12 (international friends)".

From the experts:

Wheeler is one of the most energetic of the newly stylish occupational names, all those 'e's giving it a friendly, freewheeling sound.

Wheeler has some historical cred via the nineteenth Vice President of the United States, William Almon Wheeler.

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Famous People Named Wheeler

Wheeler Oakman, American actor
Wheeler Winston Dixon, American film director and critic
Wheeler Peckham Bloodgood, American lawyer
Wheeler Dryden, English actor and half-brother of Charlie Chaplin
Wheeler Hazard Peckham, American lawyer and Supreme Court nominee
Wheeler Williams, American sculptor

Pop Culture References for the name Wheeler

Joey Wheeler, character in manga/anime "Yu-Gi-Oh!"
Russ Wheeler, character in movie "Days of Thunder"
Earle Wheeler, character in movie "Path to War"
Wheeler, one of the Planeteers on animated TV series "Captain Planet"
Wheelers, aliens in "The Goblin Reservation" by Clifford Simak
Wheeler, alien in "Signal to Noise" by Eric S. Nylund
Wheeler family in TV's "Stranger Things"
Anne and W.D. Wheeler, characters in movie "The Greatest Showman"