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Wesley Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Wesley is of English origin.

The meaning of Wesley is "western meadow".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 130 in baby name popularity for boys with 3112 occurrences.  It ranked 3628 in popular baby names for girls with 43 occurrences. 

View the Wesley Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Wesley has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Wesley to other names.


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Related Names

Wesley is a variant spelling of Westley.

Variants of the name Wesley include Westley.

Other Tidbits

Wesley falls into the flower name category.

Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Wesley in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.