Looking for the smartest way to name your baby? Instantly access The Ultimate 2020 Baby Name Survey to learn how hundreds of parents named their babies, what they regret doing, and what they would do again if they were having a baby today.
Simply click here to get the guide.
Most Popular Baby Boy Names Starting with W in 2018
First we’ll start with the most popular baby boy names from 2018. They were:
William was the most popular baby boy name starting with W in 2018. This should come as no surprise as William has been the most common baby boy name starting with W as far back as 2009. What a run!
Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:
You should know that William wasn’t just popular for W boy names in 2018. Overall it was the number 3 most popular name among all baby boy names in 2018.
Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby boy names beginning with W throughout history.
Now let’s look into what boy’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with W.
As you can see, Willie fell out of favor by 8 slots.
Unique Baby Boy Names Starting With W
While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby boy names starting with W.
Overall, Wes was the 1056th most popular boy name in 2018 with 191 babies. That means there were 76x more Williams than Wess last year. That makes it a very unique name!
If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby boy name — including middle names — starting with W, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Wade through Walker
- Wade Old English — A wanderer, or from the river crossing.
- Wagner Dutch — A wagon driver or wagon-maker.
- Wahib Arabic — The generous one.
- Wahnond Teutonic — The mighty protector.
- Wain Old English — A cart or wagon-maker.
- Waine Old English — A cart or wagon-maker.
- Wainwright Old English — A cart or wagon-maker.
- Waite Old English — A watchman or guard.
- Wakefield Old English — wet field
- Wakeman Old English — A watchman.
- Walby Old Norse/Old English — The farm by the ancient wall.
- Walchelim Anglo-Norman
- Waldemar Dutch/German/Scandinavian — A powerful ruler.
- Walden Old English — From the valley in the forest.
- Waldo Teutonic — The ruler.
- Walenty Polish — Strong, healthy.
- Waleran Anglo-Norman
- Walford Old English — From the ford over the stream.
- Walid Arabic — The newborn boy.
- Walker Old English — A fuller. One who thickens cloth.
Wallace through Warrigal
- Wallace Old French — A foreigner, particularly a Welshman.
- Walmer Old English — The pool of the Welsh.
- Walpole Old English — From the pool by the ancient wall.
- Walsh Old French — A foreigner, particularly a Welshman.
- Walter Teutonic — An army general.
- Walton Old English — From the farm or town of the foreigners.
- Walwyn Old English — A powerful friend.
- Waman Hindu
- Wang Chinese — Kingly.
- Warburton Old English — From the fortress town.
- Ward Old English — A guard or watchman.
- Wardell Old English — From the valley of the River Wear.
- Warfield Old English — The field by the stream.
- Warley Old English — From the cattle pasture.
- Warmund Old English — A loyal protector.
- Warner Teutonic — The protecting army or warrior.
- Warra Aboriginal — Water.
- Warrain Aboriginal — Belonging to the sea.
- Warren Old French/Old English — To preserve. The gamepark keeper.
- Warrigal Aboriginal — Wild, or a dingo.
Warrun through Weldon
- Warrun Aboriginal — The sky.
- Warton Old English — A lookout point.
- Warwick Old English — From the dairy farm at the weir. An English placename.
- Waseem Arabic
- Washington Old English — Town of the smart.
- Wasim Arabic — The handsome one.
- Wassily Sanskrit — The God of the night sky.
- Watkin Old English — The son of Walter. Or an army general.
- Watson Old English — son of Walter
- Waverley Old English — To wave. From the village of the Aspen trees.
- Waverly Old English — from the tree-lined meadow
- Wayde angel from God — Waydee
- Wayland Old English — From the land by the crossroads or roadway.
- Wayne Old English — A cart or wagon-maker. Actor John Wayne helped to make this popular as a first name.
- Webb Old English — A weaver.
- Webster Old English — A weaver.
- Welby Old Norse/Old English — From the farm by the spring.
- Welch Old French — A foreigner, particularly a Welshman.
- Welcome English — welcome guest
- Weldon Old English — From the hill with a spring.
Welford through Wheaton
- Welford Old English — From the ford by the willows.
- Wellington Old English — From the rich man’s farm.
- Wells Old English — From the spring or well.
- Welsh Old French — A foreigner, particularly a Welshman.
- Wen Chinese — Cultured, or ornamental.
- Wenceslas Slavonic — Great glory. A 10th-century bohemian saint.
- Wendell Teutonic — Valley or wanderer.
- Wendron Cornish — A placename.
- Wenlock Old Welsh — From the holy monastery.
- Wentworth Old English — Estate of the white-haired one, or a winter estate.
- Werner Teutonic — Warin warrior
- Wesley Old English — The west meadow.
- West Old English — Weston, Westbrook, Westby, Westcott, Weston, Westleigh
- Weston Old English — From the Western farm or town.
- Westwood Old English — From the wood to the west.
- Wetherby Old English — From the sheep farm.
- Weylin Celtic — The son of the wolf.
- Weymouth Old English — The mouth of the River Wey.
- Wheatley Old English — From the wheat meadow.
- Wheaton Old English — wheat town
Wheeler through Wilkes
- Wheeler Old English — A wheel-maker.
- Whetu Polynesian — A star.
- Whit Old English — white
- Whitby Old English — The white town.
- Whitcombe Old English — From the wide valley.
- Whitfield Old English — The white field.
- Whitford Old English — From the white ford.
- Whitley Old English — The white meadow or clearing.
- Whitmore Old English — From the white moor.
- Whitney Old English — From the white island. A boy or girl’s name.
- Whittaker Old English — The white field.
- Wickham Old English — From the meadow homestead.
- Wid Welsh
- Wieslav Slavic — one with great glory
- Wihtred Anglo-Saxon
- Wilbur Old English — The resolute one.
- Wiley Old English — Wily or beguiling.
- Wilford Old English — The ford in the willows.
- Wilfred Teutonic — Desirous of peace. A peacemaker.
- Wilkes Old English — A strong and resolute protector.
Wilkie through Wirrin
- Wilkie Old English — A strong and resolute protector.
- Will — From the name William, but sometimes used as an independent name.
- Willard Old English — Resolute and brave.
- William Teutonic — A strong and resolute protector.
- Willis Old English — A strong and resolute protector.
- Willoughby Old Norse/Old English — From the farm by the willows.
- Wilmer Teutonic — Famously resolute. From a similar origin to that of William.
- Wilmot Teutonic — Of resolute mind. Originally from the name William.
- Wilson Old English from Teutonic — The son of William. A strong and resolute protector.
- Wilton Old English — From the farm by the stream.
- Wim Dutch/German — A strong and resolute protector.
- Winchester Old English — Roman site.
- Windsor Old English — From the river bank or landing place.
- Winog Breton
- Winslow Old English — Hill of victory.
- Winston Old English — Victory town.
- Winter Old English — Born in the winter months. A boy or girl’s name.
- Winthrop Old English — From a friend’s village.
- Winton Old English — From a friend’s farm.
- Wirrin Aboriginal — A tea-tree.
Wistan through Wyatt
- Wistan Old English — The battle stone.
- Witton Old English — A farm by the wood.
- Wolf English — wolf
- Wolfe Teutonic — Wolf-like, courageous.
- Wolfgang Teutonic — Path of a wolf.
- Wolfram Teutonic — The wolf raven.
- Wolter Dutch — Dutch form of Walter.
- Woodburn Old English — From the stream in the wood.
- Woodley Old English — The meadow or clearing in the forest.
- Woodrow Old English — The path through the woods.
- Woodward Old English — A forester, a forest guardian.
- Woody — The path through the woods.
- Woorak Aboriginal — From the plain.
- Woorin Aboriginal — The sun.
- Worcester Old English — Roman site. An English city.
- Wren Old English — A tiny bird. A boy or girl’s name.
- Wright Old English — A carpenter or craftsman.
- Wulfhere Anglo-Saxon
- Wulfnoth Anglo-Saxon
- Wyatt Teutonic — The wide one, or from the wood or water.
Wyber through Wystan
- Wyber Old English — A battle fortress.
- Wyburn Old English — A battle hero.
- Wye Teutonic — The wide one, or from the wood.
- Wykeham Old English — From the meadow homestead.
- Wylie Old English — Wily or beguiling. A boy or girl’s name.
- Wyman Old English — A warrior.
- Wyndam Old English — the field with the winding path
- Wyndham Old English — From the battle protector’s homestead.
- Wynford Welsh — From the white ford.
- Wynn Welsh — The fair or blessed one.
- Wynston Old English — From a friend’s estate or town.
- Wynton Old English — From a friend’s farm.
- Wyome Native American — plain
- Wystan Old English — The battle stone.