Gender: Male Origin of Wren: English bird name

Wren Origin and Meaning

The name Wren is a boy's name of English origin.

Wren may not be as time-honored a bird name choice as Robin or even Lark, but it's more fashionable. Given to just a handful of children a decade ago, in 2012 there were 250 girls in the U.S. named Wren and 29 boys. That number puts Wren on the verge of breaking through to the Top 1000 for girls, which may well tip it even further into the girls' column.

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gmdx Says:


It would make a lovely nickname for Warren

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Me too :3

EW314 Says:


I see Wren mentioned ALL THE TIME on the forums as a girls' name, but never for boys. I don't understand it at all - to me, this name is inherently unisex. I find it sweet on a girl but really cool and quirky on a boy. I love the link to Sir Christopher Wren, the architect who designed St Paul's Cathedral in London.

luella_madison Says:


I love this as a boy name, but find it insubstantial and dull on a girl.

ajateeee Says:


I LOVE the idea of Wren as a boy's name. I can't put my finger on why, but I do think it makes a better boy than girl name.

bearvg Says:


This is my son's name. The "King of the Birds" story and connection to Druids made it a winner for us!

mabespark Says:


I just can't see this on a boy.