We can't tell you exactly where the name Westlyn came from — it's most likely a modern American invention — but we can tell you that it's becoming increasingly popular, especially for baby girls. Back in 2013, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose the name North for their daughter, so that could have inspired a trend in directional names. And, over the last couple of decades, “lyn” names have been pretty trendy. Throw in the fact that an A-list actor named his daughter Westlyn in 2017, and you have the perfect recipe for a new American name. While Westlyn is almost always a girls' name, it could be a great choice for boys too if you're looking for a more current alternative to Wesley.

Meaning of the name Westlyn:

American: No particular meaning

Origin of the name Westlyn:

Westlyn is most likely a modern American invention.

Symbolism of the name Westlyn:

Despite its lack of meaning, Westlyn can offer much in the way of symbolism. Some new parents may find the directional portion of the name to have some meaning. For example, in some cultures, west symbolizes going from ignorant to wise. In some Native American cultures, the western direction was a symbol of completion or fulfillment. In American history and pop culture, the west represented cowboy culture and ranches.

Style of the name Westlyn:

Trendy, modern, new age

Gender of the name Westlyn:

Westlyn is a unisex baby name though it is more common for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Westlyn:

WEST-lin

Number of syllables in the name Westlyn:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Westlyn:

The baby name Westlyn evokes images of someone who is creative and musical. They most likely have a great voice or enjoy playing many instruments.

Alternative spellings for the name Westlyn:

  • Westlynn
  • Westlin
  • Westlen
  • Westlinn

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Popularity of the name Westlyn:

According to the Social Security Administration, Westlyn has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

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Famous people with the name Westlyn:

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