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Boy Names That Start With W

Boy Names That Start With W

Boy names that start with W were the second most popular category until the 1910s, largely thanks to royal William’s 40-year reign as the Number 2 name. And timeless classic William still ranks among the Top 5 boy names in the US.

Along with William, W boy names ranked among the Top 300 boy names in the US include Wyatt, Weston, Wesley, Wilder, Waylon, and Walker.

A little further down the list, cool vintage W names for boys are making a quiet comeback. Distinguished vintage gem Walter has been rising recently in the popularity charts, after unlikely anti-hero Walter White exploded onto our screens. Along with Walter, Winston and Wallace are two other handsome, old-fashioned W names for boys which rank in the US Top 1000.

And in England and Wales, even fustier vintage picks like Wilfred and Wilbur are newly fashionable: both rank in the Top 600 baby boy names.

Riding the W wave are a whole new breed of W-starting boy baby names with a decidedly tougher, edgier image: from Wade and Wilder to Wesson and Wolf.

Here, our full selection of boy 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 WUnisex Names That Start With W, or our full list of Names That Start With W.

  1. WilliamHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "resolute protection"
  2. WyattHeart
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "brave in war"
  3. WilderHeart
    • Origin:

      Surname or word name
  4. WesleyHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "western meadow"
  5. WilburHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "resolute, brilliant"
  6. WellsHeart
    • Origin:

      Surname from place name
    • Meaning:

      "spring"
  7. WalterHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "army ruler"
  8. WestonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

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

      English
    • Meaning:

      "wine's town"
  10. WolfgangHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "traveling wolf"
  11. WolfHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "wolf"
  12. WrenHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "small bird"
  13. WarrenHeart
    • Origin:

      English from French
    • Meaning:

      "park-keeper"
  14. WaylonHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "land beside the road"
  15. WalkerHeart
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "cloth-walker"
  16. WilfredHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "desires peace"
  17. WadeHeart
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "at the river crossing"
  18. WallaceHeart
    • Origin:

      Scottish
    • Meaning:

      "foreigner, stranger"
  19. WizardHeart
    • Origin:

      Occupational name
  20. WayneHeart
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "maker of wagons"