312 Baby Names That Start With W (With Meanings and Popularity)
Baby 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.
Origin:Feminine variation of William
Origin:English nature name
Origin:Surname from place name
Origin:English diminutive of Winifred
Meaning:"holy peacemaking, gentle friend"
Meaning:"brave in war"
Meaning:"from the western town"
Origin:Surname or word name
Origin:German, feminine variation of Wilhelm
Origin:English from French
Origin:Animal name or diminutive of Wolfgang, German
Meaning:" traveling wolf"
Origin:English occupational name