Baby Names: Names Starting with W


WOODROW: Old English for "forester." Relatives: Woodruff, Woodward, Woodie, Woody. Namesakes: Woodrow Wilson, Woody Guthrie, Woody Allen, Woody Harrelson, Bob Woodward.

WREN: Old Welsh for "chief." Aside from being a small songbird, this is an acronym for the Women's Royal Naval Service. Namesake: Christopher Wren.

WRIGHT: Old English for "craftsman." Impossible to go wrong with this name. Namesakes: Steven Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Wright, the Wright brothers.

WYATT: From the Old French for "little warrior" and Old English for "water." Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell chose this name for their son. Relative: Wyeth. Namesakes: Wyatt Earp, Andrew Wyeth.

WYLIE: Old English for "enchanting." Relative: Wiley. Namesakes: Wiley Post, Philip Wylie, "Wile E. Coyote."

WYNDAM: Old English for "the field with the winding path." Relatives: Windham, Wyn. Namesake: Windam Hill.

WYNN: Old Welsh for "fair." A subtle lifelong message from competitive parents. Relatives: Wynne, Wyn, Wynnie, Winnie, Winny, Win, Winn. Namesake: Keenan Wynn.

WYSTAN: Anglo Saxon for "battle stone" and a variation of Winston. Namesake: W(ystan) H(ugh) Auden.

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