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Wren isn't yet one of the most popular names for baby girls in the United States, but it's on the rise and has been since 2013. Just like other nature names, it's sweet and lilting and evokes images of someone who is happy and carefree. Because it's only one syllable, Wren also makes for a great middle name.

Meaning and Origin of the Name Wren:

Wren is simply the English word for a small songbird. It's derived from the Old English word “wrenna”. There are many different types of wren out there. Most wren species live in the New World, with one species living in the Old World. The name has only recently become more common.

Symbolism of the Name Wren:

The wren is sometimes called the “king of all birds” because of an old folk story about how the bird used its cunningness to trick other birds into thinking it could fly higher than they could. Wrens are known to be smart and crafty.

Nicknames for the Name Wren:

While Wren is a short name, there are some nicknames that go along with it. We've put together a nice list of Wren's nicknames here for you to check out:

  • Wrenny
  • Wrenners
  • W.R.
  • Bird
  • Birdie
  • Little Bird
  • W
  • Wrenna
  • Ree-Ree
  • Wrenegade
  • Renner
Baby name Wren


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Gender of the Name Wren:

Wren is name used for both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the Name Wren:


Number of Syllables in the Name Wren:


Emotion Evoked From the Name Wren:

The baby name Wren is a nature name that evokes the image of someone carefree, yet energetic.

Alternative Spellings for the Name Wren:

  • Wrenne
  • Ren
  • Renn
  • Wrynne

Popularity of the Name Wren:

Wren didn't make the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States until 2013, but it's been rising in popularity ever since. As of 2022, it ranks at number 184, according to the Social Security Administration.

Great Middle Names for Wren and Their Meanings:

Famous People with the Name Wren:

  • Wren Blackberry (author)
  • Wren Blair (hockey coach)
  • L'Wren Scot (fashion designer)
  • Wren MacPherson (character in the “Baby Blues” comic strip)
  • Wren Kingston (character from the TV show “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Wren Avery (character in the book “Fangirl”)
  • Wren Skonos (character in the “Red Queen” book series)
  • Wren (character in the movie “Alien: Resurrection”)
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