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Names That Start With W

Names That Start With W

Names that start with W convey strength with their steadfast and powerful first initial. William is the most common W name for boys, and the third most popular name nationally. It’s arguably the most classic boy name out there, having ranked among the twenty most popular names for hundreds of years. Willow, with deep roots and an air of grace, is the top W name for girls, and continues to climb the charts.

Along with Willow, other girl names beginning with W in the US Top 1000 include Willa, Winter, Wren, Wynter, and Waverly. In addition to William, other boy names starting with W in the US Top 1000 include Wyatt, Weston, Wesley, Waylon, and Walker.

There are many wonderful surnames beginning with W that would make unique first names, such as Wharton, Wolcott, Wheeler, Wynn, and Winslet. Winnie and Wilfred are names that have caught on in the UK but remain rare choices in the US.

Here, our full selection of names that start with W, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry. You also might want to check out our lists of Girl Names That Start With W, Boy Names That Start With W, or Unisex Names That Start With W.

  1. WrenHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "small bird"
  2. WillaHeart
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of William
    • Meaning:

      "resolute protection"
  3. WillowHeart
    • Origin:

      English nature name
    • Meaning:

      "willow tree"
  4. WilliamHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "resolute protection"
  5. WinifredHeart
    • Origin:

      Welsh
    • Meaning:

      "blessed peacemaking"
  6. WyattHeart
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "brave in war"
  7. WilderHeart
    • Origin:

      Surname or word name
  8. WinnieHeart
    • Origin:

      English diminutive of Winifred
    • Meaning:

      "holy peacemaking, gentle friend"
  9. WesleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "western meadow"
  10. WilburHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "resolute, brilliant"
  11. WellsHeart
    • Origin:

      Surname from place name
    • Meaning:

      "spring"
  12. WalterHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "army ruler"
  13. WestonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "from the western town"
  14. WinstonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "wine's town"
  15. WilhelminaHeart
    • Origin:

      German, feminine variation of Wilhelm
    • Meaning:

      "resolute protection"
  16. WolfgangHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "traveling wolf"
  17. WolfHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "wolf"
  18. WrenHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "small bird"
  19. WarrenHeart
    • Origin:

      English from French
    • Meaning:

      "park-keeper"
  20. WaylonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "land beside the road"