Baby Names Starting with W
Baby names starting 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.
Explore our masterlist of baby names starting with W. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 baby names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.