Gender: Male Meaning of Wyatt: "brave in war" Origin of Wyatt: English surname Wyatt's Popularity in 2018: #26

Wyatt Origin and Meaning

The name Wyatt is a boy's name of English origin meaning "brave in war".

Wyatt was derived from the Medieval English name Wyot, itself a form of the given name Wigheard, with wig meaning “war” and heard, “brave.” Wyot, along with variations Wiot and Gyot, were also used by the Normans as nicknames for names such as William. Wyatt became a patronymic surname later in the Middle Ages.

Wyatt has been hot, which is to say cool, for several years now. With its easy Wyatt Earpish cowboy charm, it's relaxed but still highly respectable.

Wyatt got one of it first modern pushes when Peter Fonda played a Wyatt in the seminal film "Easy Rider. Recently it has taken its place among the most popular boys' names in the country. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell were among the first celebs to use Wyatt for their son born in 1986; more recently, singer Sheryl Crow chose it for her baby boy. Wyatt is also the name of the alter ego of a central character on the HBO show Westworld.

And even more recently, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher used the name for their baby daughter, perhaps pushing the name across the gender line, though it has a long way to go before it's considered unisex; it's still much more popular for boys than it is for girls. Does the baby name world have Wyette in its future?

Wyatt is also enjoying a wave of current popularity in Canada.

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Rank in US: #26

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fearlessfirefly Says:


Same! It sounds like you're questioning why you chose your child's name.

fearlessfirefly Says:


That's really immature and off-topic. Says:



April Ludgate Says:


Sometimes I like gender bending names, but not this time. It's too masculine for a girl.

I'm a Banana Says:


I agree.

Heather C Says:


Yes I have, I was raised by one. But with two women the possibility of having the same name isn't so strange. A gay woman is still 100% a woman. A gay man still 100% a man.

I'm a Banana Says:


Ever heard of gay people? Two lesbian Kiras could date.

indiefendi2 Says:


I for one can't wait until boys are named Winona! smh

Heather C Says:


Name your baby whatever you want. I'm not crazy about names being unisex for a couple reasons. You know your child will get teased if your son has a name mainly used for girls, or if your daughter has a name mainly used for boys. It also gets weird later in life when youre dating someone or married to someone with the exact same name as you. I remember many years ago hearing on tv that paris Hilton had a boyfriend named paris. And maybe paris was originally a boy name but it isn't anymore and hasn't been for some time. Personally I would hate to be a woman named Michael or Wyatt just like I would hate to be a man named audrey or Maria. And yet all those examples are real.
Just like a name has a specific meaning, it should also have a specific gender. It's your name, it should say something about you.

And should your gender identity change later in life, change your name too.

Valeria Says:


You must be so fun at parties.

JossieChris Says:


Wyatt has a tomboyish surfer edge that I like for girls with the strong meaning brave in war. Good for a Taurus, Leo or Aries. While still having a cowboy charm for the boys. I have this on my list for my third girl. I would nickname her Watts like from Some Kind of Wonderful.

indiefendi2 Says:


This name is just ugly to me, I don't see why it's as popular as it is.

Alaina Says:


I can see why there's a lot of comments on the name Wyatt! I really like this name! It's so soothing and has great spelling!

Ziggy2112 Says:


I can't believe people are so rude to say your name is stupid to your face. That is horrible. Wyatt means brave in war - girls are brave in war too. Don't forget that.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I just see this as an okay surname. I don't like it as a first name for either gender.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I can't really understand the trend of every surname under the sun, being used as a first. I've known people with this name as a last name, and that's what it sounds like. I do like some last names as first names, but I can't understand ones like Wyatt, as it isn't particularly attractive. If it was a family name, maybe I could get it, especially as a middle name, but the random use of surname first names is kind of irritating.

LV51sfan91 Says:


Great for a boy! But rhymes with quiet! Sounds like idiot and starts like your asking a question...why it?

lissrose30 Says:


I love this name it sounds very strong and has a great meaning.

EthelBeavers Says:


I dislike this name immensely. I always imagine someone saying "Whhhyyy-iiit" in a whiny voice. Imo, it's ugly and I don't understand the fuss.

lissrose30 Says:


I really like this name, especially the way it looks when it is written.

fuzzycub Says:


No, I wanted to emphasize that they used the name on a girl.

AndDon'tCallMeShirley Says:


Did you leave caps lock on?

AndDon'tCallMeShirley Says:


Seriously? Too girly? I'm guessing that you're one of those people who would never name a boy Ashley, am I right? Well, it might surprise you to know but Ashley used to only be used for boys, never girls. It wasn't until a few hundred years ago when that changed. What makes the name Wyatt more suited to boys than to girls? Is it because where you grew up it was used for boys only, so now the idea that it could be used for more than just that makes you uncomfortable, because I think that's the reason. On the internet you have the freedom to be whoever you want, so I think it's strange that you chose to be ignorant.

Wyatt Says:


Really? Huh, that's funny, because my name is Wyatt too, and I just so happen to be a girl. Hmm, how 'bout that?

P.S. I really hope you can detect the extreme sarcasm in this reply.

Wyatt Says:


I only recently discovered this website, and while I really enjoy looking at meanings of all these names, I'm really surprised at the amount of hate. My name is Wyatt, and I'm a girl. And I'm seriously shocked by how rude a lot of you are being. I would've thought that the kind of people who use these websites would show more respect and decency. So I just would like to address some things people have said in these comments.
A lot of people are talking about how Wyatt is a boy name. Well, why can't it be a girl name? If you ask people what makes a name a boy name or a girl name most won't be able to give you a real answer. Some say it "sounds masculine", but why does that make the name limited to only guys? I know many masculine girls, and in this day and age with gender identity becoming a big issue, can we really put a definition on what should belong to only boys or only girls? The truth is, who are any of you to judge what would make a good or bad boy or girls name? Leave that to the parents of the child, and don't hate on their decision, because honestly, it doesn't affect you and you'll only end up offending people, like you are offending me with everything you're saying. So next time you feel the need to express these hurtful opinions, maybe try considering what it must be like from someone like me's point of view, because I've been told my whole life that my name was stupid and that my parents were stupid for naming me it, and it took a long time for me to be able to stop being embarrassed. Now when anyone tells me that my name is stupid, I just walk away. Wyatt is a great name for a boy or girl, and no one else has any right to tell someone that they can't name their child Wyatt because of their gender.

headintheclouds Says:


One of the more mainstream, Southern-sounding boy names I really like. Wyatt is quite a common name, and I've met a Wyatt who is a walking frat boy stereotype, but inexplicably, I don't really associate the name with that image, and Wyatt still retains that effortlessly cool, laid-back chill vibe that draws me in to it. I love the Wy- sound juxtaposed with the -att; all round, Wyatt's a great name.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I really like this name! (mostly on boys) but I don't know why everyone has to go criticizing Mila and Ashton. It's their baby, their choice. You can't change it.

Glow Says:


That is a crime! But you're right. As a person who finds Vivian, Meredith and Evelyn so handsome for boys and men, I'm already annoyed.

JessicaRK467 Says:


This name doesn't bother me on a girl at all. It hardly raises an eyebrow. I wouldn't choose it myself but I tend to like frilly feminine names. I'm not a huge fan of boy names on girls but I don't bash it either.

Now Dashiell on a girl...that's really bad! What was Milla thinking?

Zelliew Says:


It's OK on a boy & that's as far as it goes

Periberry Says:


bad for a girl

Hallie Says:


I dont hate this name but I don't love it either

clairelaliberte Says:


This sounds harsh to me. Not a fan.

SoDallas3 Says:


Wyatt isn't a very popular name in Australia. I really like it as well as Whit. It has a cowboy vibe without being spaghetti western.

dinowyatt22 Says:


Shut up its nothing close to a girl

dinowyatt22 Says:


my name is Wyatt and it is pronounced Why-it and I'm a boy it is nothing close to a girl name Why-it, oh and I have 19 friends, and 8 of them are girls and Wyatt means Popular and origin I'm 13

Rush1986 Says:


The appeal of this name is dwindling on me. I originally adored it, but i wonder if it is a little harsh sounding. Still very popular. I cant picture this on a girl.

jeanniebear Says:


There is so many goregous baby girl names!why did they pick this boy name for there girl? lol it sounds like white.

Caroline Says:


I never liked Ashton Kutcher! Wyatt?! Seriously!! Her second name Isabelle is better! I wish they picked a better name to go with Isabelle.

jordalini Says:


This is not a nice girl name, it is one of the more masculine sounding guy names, I am someone who likes gender benders, but not with such a masculine sounding name

Honoria Says:


They named their daughter Wyatt for the same reason that people name their daughters Elliot, Riley, Quinn and Bobby - though, what that reason is, I will never understand. And, unfortunately, since there are so many boy names that are now considered to be unisex, it is impossible for any of us to say "THIS boy name is cool for a girl, but THIS ONE is not!", as either all boy names are acceptable for girls, are none of them are.

And while I am in the "none of them!" camp, sadly reality seems to be leaning towards the latter. And since people love gender bending names after celebrities (e.g - Shiloh, Drew, Cameron etc.), it won't be long now before Wyatt is the "hot new girl name" that ends up being "too girly" for a boy... :(

Guest Says:


Wyatt, hmmmm I was expecting something very Slavic. Wyatt on a girl. Wyatt Isabelle! I need to let that sink in. I might have to reconsider my "Landon for a girl idea". It's the wild west with names these days!

mill1020 Says:


Why, oh whyyyy would you name your daughter Wyatt?

fuzzycub Says:


Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher just named their DAUGHTER this.

jan11th Says:


i know twins named Wyatt & Fletcher

Addie88 Says:


This name has been growing on me like crazy lately. I will have to wait and see whether or not it has staying power in my mind, but right now it seems to be the only contemporary, trendy name that I would consider using. It goes well with our last name.

MaryKathryn Says:


Too many people use this name where I'm from.

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Shishi Says:


I like it

Guest Says:


How do you pronounce this name?

Eve101 Says:


Absolutely love this name!!!