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Wesson is a recently popular baby boy’s name of English origin. Wesson comes from an English surname that means “settlement, encampment, town to the west”. Wesson first entered the top 1000 baby names list in 2016 and popularity continues to rise.

Meaning of the name Wesson:

English: enclosure, town, settlement to the west

Origin of the name Wesson:

Wesson is a baby boy’s name of English origin. Wesson derives from the English surname Weston, eventually simplified to Wesson, and means “enclosure, town, settlement to the west”.

Symbolism of the name Wesson:

The name Wesson is hard to separate from the names of Smith & Wesson, founders of one of the best known firearm companies in the United States. Smith & Wesson repeating rifles were extremely popular in the mid 1800’s.

Style of the name Wesson:

traditional

Gender of the name Wesson:

Wesson is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Wesson:

WEHS-ən

Number of syllables in the name Wesson:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Wesson:

Wesson evokes feelings of hard work and pride.

Alternative spellings for the name Wesson:

Weson, Wessyn, Wessan

Nicknames for the name Wesson:

  • Wes 
  • Son
  • Sonny
  • Wessy

Popularity of the name Wesson:

According to the Social Security Administration, Wesson is a popular baby boy’s name. Wesson first entered the top 1000 baby names in 2016 and is at #843 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Wesson:

Great middle names for the name Wesson and their meanings:

  • Atlas (bearer of the heavens)
  • Nico (people of victory)
  • Micah (who is like the Lord)
  • Roman (citizen of Rome)
  • Theo (gift of God)
  • Tobias (God is good)
  • Elijah (Yahweh is God)
  • Henry (estate ruler)
  • Baird (minstrel, poet)

Famous people with the name Wesson:

  • Daniel Baird Wesson (American founder of Smith & Wesson)
  • Amy Wesson (American fashion model)
  • Mel Wesson (British film, TV and video game composer)
  • Paul S. Wesson (American physicist)
  • Edward Wesson (English watercolour artist)

Wesson in popular culture:

  • Wesson (television, “Z Nation”)
  • Wesson (film, “The Sum of All Fears”)
  • Wesson (video game, “Wasteland 3”)