Boys Names Beginning With W

A very long list of boys names beginning with the letter W. I hope it comes in handy.
  1. Walden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "valley of the Welsh"
    • Description:

      Walden is a recent entrant to the en-ending boys' names trend, a name that summons up placid images of Thoreau's two-year stay contemplating nature near Walden Pond.
  2. Wales
    • Origin:

      Place name
    • Description:

      Place names for boys are few and far between; this one would make a singular choice. Prince William of Wales uses this as a surname when required, as in his military life; Jimmy Wales is the entrepreneur behind Wikipedia, Clint Eastwood played the eponymous character Josey (!) Wales in the 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales.
  3. Walker
    • Origin:

      English occupational name
    • Meaning:

      "cloth-walker"
    • Description:

      Walker is both a Waspy surname name—as in the W in George W. Bush—but it also has a gentle ambling quality and a creative connection to such greats as writer Walker Percy and photographer Walker Evans, whose father was also named Walker.
  4. Walter
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "army ruler"
    • Description:

      Walter was seen as a noble name in the Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Walter Scott era, but it then spent decades in baby name limbo. Now quite a few independent-minded parents are looking at it as a renewable, slightly quirky, classic, stronger and more distinctive than James or John, second only to William among the handsome classic boy baby names starting with W.
  5. Watson
    • Origin:

      English and Scottish surname related to Walter
    • Meaning:

      "son of Wat"
    • Description:

      What with the resurgence of W names like Weston and Walter, the prominence of high profile actress Emma and golfer Bubba, and even the attention paid to Watson, the IBM computer on "Jeopardy" (named for IBM's founder, Thomas Watson) this name could be in line for a revival of its own.
  6. Weaver
    • Origin:

      Occupational name
    • Description:

      Weaver, which made an appearance as a first name on the U.S. Top 1000 in the late 19th century and then vanished, may rise again along with its occupational brethren, from already-popular choices such as Cooper and Parker to au courant ones like Archer to occupational hotties of the future, including Booker and Sayer.
  7. Welcome
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "welcome"
    • Description:

      Virtue name popular with the Puritans, with a warm and welcoming sound. It was used for a minor character in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  8. Wendel
    • Wendell
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "to travel, to proceed"
      • Description:

        This name has hardly been used since Wendell Willkie ran for president in 1940, and doesn't feel anywhere near ready for a revival.
    • West
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        West is the most fashionable of what you might call the direction names, with North and East (or Easton and Easter) coming up behind, and South not yet on the map.
    • Westin
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Weston
      • Description:

        A spelling variation of Weston most associated with the Westin hotel chain. To avoid looking like an advertisement, we think it’s best to stick with the more traditional spelling.
    • Wild
      • Origin:

        Word name
      • Description:

        Asking for trouble.
    • Wilde
      • Origin:

        English surname, variation of Wild, English word name
      • Meaning:

        "undomesticated, uncultivated"
      • Description:

        The final -e takes this from a daring word name to a literary honor name, for the inimitable Irish author, poet and playwright Oscar Wilde, infamous for his wit and flamboyance.
    • Wilder
      • Origin:

        Surname or word name
      • Description:

        New to the US Top 1000 in 2015, Wilder is on many parents' possibility lists, one of the new generation of bad boy names growing in popularity. Wilder got a big boost in interest through Goldie Hawn's grandson, born in 2007, via son Oliver.
    • Wildfire
      • Origin:

        English nature name
    • Will
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of William
      • Meaning:

        "resolute protector"
      • Description:

        Will has definitely replaced Bill, not only as a nickname for William but as a stand-alone name as well, partly thanks to England's Prince William, also known as Wills.
    • Wille
      • Origin:

        Variation of Ville, Finnish and Swedish
      • Meaning:

        "resolute protection"
      • Description:

        Alternate form of Ville, also seen as a surname.
    • William
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "resolute protection"
      • Description:

        William is one of the most enduring of classic names for boys. It's also among the most popular boys' names, as American parents see it as being ideally conservative yet contemporary, and hands-down the most popular baby name beginning with W of all time.
    • Willie
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of William
      • Description:

        There have been many great Willies (Mays, Nelson, Wonka), but a boy with this name could never ever go to England. Most people will also assume it is short for the more traditional William, which might be the best avenue for achieving this nickname.
    • Willing
      • Origin:

        English and German surname
      • Meaning:

        "son of Willa; son of Wille"
      • Description:

        Likely to be construed as a virtue name (a nice one, at that!), even though Willing is a traditional surname with both English and German roots. As an English name, Willing is a patronymic form of Willa. In German, it's a patronym from Wille, a variation of Ville, which is related to William.