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West Meaning

    

Quick Facts

Name:

West

Gender:

Unisex

Pronunciation:

West

No. Of Syllables:

1

No. Of Letters:

4

Origin & Meaning

The name West is of English origin.

The meaning of West is "from the west".  

Popularity

In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.  It ranked 2262 in popular baby names for boys with 59 occurrences. 

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

Numerology

What will your new little West be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named West are often defiant and philosophical but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

The names Welsa, Welsie, Westun are all forms of West.

Other Tidbits

West falls into the cool name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name West in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name West.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the West in Nautical Flags page.

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.