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Gender: Female Origin of Wren: English bird and nature name Wren's Popularity in 2017: #465

The name Wren is a girl's name of English origin. Wren is ranked #465 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin. It makes a particularly pleasing middle name choice, as does her newly discovered cousin Lark. Wren entered the Top 1000 for the first time in 2012 and is among the new wave of popular English names for girls.

This petite bird was regarded in Ireland as the "magician of the birds" and the Druids considered it a bird of prophecy. Thanks to an early fable, it has also been known as King of the Birds.

For architects there's the link to the great Sir Christopher Wren, the celebrated eighteenth century designer of London's St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Famous People Named Wren

Wren Blackberry, American children's author
L'Wren Scott (born Laura "Luann" Bambrough), American fashion designer
Wren Lee Keasler (b. 1994), daughter of actress Shannon Lee; granddaughter of actor Bruce Lee

Pop Culture References for the name Wren

Wren MacPherson, baby in comic strip "Baby Blues"
Wren DeSantis, character in film "Fun Size"
Carlotta Wren, main character in "Body Movers" series by Stephanie Bond
Wren Avery, twin sister of Cath in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Sabine Wren, character in animated series "Star Wars Rebels"
Wren, alias used by Abby Appleby in "Nightingale" by Jennifer Estep
Wren, character in the video game "Costume Quest"
Wren Elessedil, character in the Heritage of Shannara series by Terry Brooks
Wren, main character in novels by Sherwood Smith
Wren Natsworthy, character in Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines Quartet
Wren Douglas, character in Significant Others by Armistead Maupin
"Wren," novel by Marie Killilea
Wren, term used for a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service