Unusual Male Names

Rare Boy Names Starting with W

Unique Male Names Starting with W

A list of majestic, beautiful, and rare boy names starting with the letter W (with history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 22, 2022.

 

Wadard

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean high or tall.

Origin: Old Irish or Old Norse.

Earliest mention of a name: around 11th century.

Wadard name variations: Wedard, Adard, Watard, Watart, Waedard, Wadart, Dard, Dart.

 

Wade

Origin: Old English or Old Norse.

Meaning: to go or sea.

Reference: legend of sea giant Wade.

Wade name variations: Waide, Waid, Wayde.

 

Wagner

Years of origin: circa 14th century.

Origin: Middle High German.

Meaning: carter, cartwright.

History behind: derived from the Middle High German word wagen (translated as cart or wagon).

Wagner name variations: Wagener, Waggner, Wagnerr, Vagner, Wagoner.

 

Waldo

Years of origin: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old German or Old French.

Meaning: strong ruler.

Reference: Waldo of Reichenau, Carolingian Bischop.

Waldo name variations: Wardo, Wally, Walden.

 

Wallingford

Name meaning: ford.

Origin: Old English.

Years of origin: around 11th century.

Wallingford name variations: Vallingford, Willingford, Wilingord.

 

Walker

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: to roll.

Walker name variations: Walcher, Valker, Welcker, Wallker.

 

Walram

Name meaning: valiant.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 11th century.

Historical reference: Walram, Count of Arlon and Limburg.

Walram name variations: Waleran, Valeran, Valram, Walran, Valran.

 

Waltheof

Name meaning: forceful, mighty.

Origin: Old English.

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Reference: Waltheof, ealdorman of Bamburgh.

Waltheof name variations: Valthof, Walthof, Valtheof.

 

Walston

Name meaning: battlefield.

Origin: Old English.

Earliest mention of the name: around 10th century.

Etymology: name derived from Old English waelstow (translated as battlefield).

Historical reference: Saint Walston.

Walston name variations: Welston, Waelston, Welstow, Velston, Valston.

 

Waltone

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: foreigner.

Waltone name variations: Wallton, Walton, Waltonn, Walten.

 

Warrick

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: war settlement, war field.

Warrick name variations: Warwick, Warrik, Warik.

 

Waylon

Origin: English.

Meaning: road, way.

Waylon name variations: Vaylon, Vaylen, Weylen, Waylen.

 

Welden

Name meaning: to reign, to rule.

Origin: Old English.

Etymology: derived from Old English term waldan (translated as to rule).

Welden name variations: Wealdan, Waldan, Valdan, Vealdan, Velden.

 

Welf

Name meaning: wolf.

Origin: Germanic.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Historical reference: Welf the first, Frankish count.

Welf name variations: Wellf, Hwelf, Welforum.

 

Wells

First mention of the name: around 12th century.

Origin: Norman or Middle English.

Meaning: spring.

Wells name variations: Well, Welles, Wellsman.

 

Wendel

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: wind.

Wendel name variations: Wendell, Wenndel, Wenndell, Vendel, Wandel.

 

Wentworth

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: winter.

History behind: name derived from Old English word wintra (translated as winter).

Wentworth name variations: Worth, Wentwort, Wenthworth.

 

Werner

Name meaning: protector.

Origin: Old German.

First mention: circa 10th century.

Historical reference: Werner the first, Bishop of Strasbourg.

Werner name variations: Wern, Wernen, Verner, Vernen.

 

Weston

Years of origin: unknown.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: west settlement.

History behind: derived from Old English west (translated as west) and tun (translated as enclosure or settlement).

Weston name variations: Westen, Wesman, Vesman, Wesmen.

 

Whit

Name meaning: fair, bright.

Origin: Old English.

Whit name variations: Witt, Vitt, Whitt.

 

Wigberht

Name meaning: bright warrior.

First mention: circa 8th century.

Origin: Old English.

Historical reference: Wigberht, Bishop of Sherborne.

Wigberht name variations: Wybert, Wilbert, Wigbert.

 

Wighard

First mention of the name: around 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: brave warrior, strong warrior.

Reference: Wigheard, Archbishop of Canterbury.

History behind: derived from Old English wig (translated as war) and heard (translated as brave or strong).

Wighard name variations: Wigehard, Wyatt, Wigheard, Wiatt, Wyat.

 

Wihtgar

Name meaning: armed, fortified.

Origin: Old English.

Wihtgar name variations: Witgarn, Wihtgarn, Withgar.

 

Wilder

Country of origin: Germany.

Meaning: wild, hunter.

Wilder name variations: Wildar, Vildar, Wild, Vilder.

 

Wilfred

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: peace, wishing for peace.

Reference: Wilfrid, English bishop.

History behind: derived from Old English words wil (translated as desire) and fridu (translated as peace).

Wilfred name variations: Wilfrid, Wilf, Wilred, Wilfret, Willfred, Willfret, Vilfred.

 

Wilmer

First mention of the name: around 17th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: famous, striving for fame.

Wilmer name variations: Wilbur, Vilmer, Vilmar, Wilmar.

 

Winfield

First mention of the name: around 17th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: field, meadow.

NWinfield name variations: Vinfield, Winfeld, Winnefeld.

 

Winrich

Name meaning: victorious leader, triumphant leader.

Origin: Old German.

First mention: circa 12th century.

Historical reference: Crusader Winrich of Flanders.

Winrich name variations: Winrik, Vinrich, Winerich, Winerik.

 

Winslow

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: friend, close friend.

History behind: derived from Old English wine (translated as friend).

Winslow name variations: Wine, Winlow, Vinslow, Wenslow, Venslow, Onslow.

 

Wolrad

Name meaning: lifetime.

Origin: German.

First mention: late 14th century.

Historical reference: Wolrad the first, a son of Count Heinrich.

Wolrad name variations: Wolratm, Woldrad, Wolthrad, Volrad, Valrad, Walrad.

 

Woodrow

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: row of houses by a wood.

Woodrow name variations: Woody, Woodroom, Voodrow, Wooderow, Woodroon.

 

Wortham

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: homesteader, settler.

Wortham name variations: Vortham, Worthan, Worthem, Worthen, Worth.

 

Wren

First mention of the name: around 18th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: small bird.

Wren name variations: Vrenn, Wrenn, Wrenenn, Wrennen, Wrench.

 

Wulfram

Name meaning: strong wolf, strong as wolf.

Origin: Old English.

Earliest mention of the name: around 7th century.

Historical reference: Saint Wulfram, Archbishop of Sens.

Wulfram name variations: Vulfram, Waelfram, Wulferam, Wolfram, Volfram, Wuelfram.

 

Wulfric

Name meaning: leading wolf, realm wolf, ruler of the wolves, regal wolf.

Origin: Old English and Old Norse.

Earliest mention of the name: around 11th century.

Historical reference: Saint Wulfric of Haselbury.

Wulfric name variations: Wulferic, Wulphric, Wulferik, Vulfric, Wulfrik, Vulfrik.

 

Wulfstan

Name meaning: tough wolf, tough as wolf.

Origin: Old English.

Earliest mention of the name: around 9th century.

Historical reference: Wulfstan of Hedeby.

Wulfstan name variations: Wulstan, Vulfstan, Ulfstan, Wulfstein.

 

Wynthryth

Name meaning: uncertain, may mean withe.

Origin: Old English.

Wynthryth name variations: Vintrite, Vinthrith, Vintrith, Wintrith, Vynthryth.

 

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