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Origin & Meaning

The name Wren is of English origin.

The meaning of Wren is "a small bird".  

It is also of Welsh origin, where its meaning is "ruler".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 704  in baby name popularity for girls with 397 occurrences.  It ranked 2915 in popular baby names for boys with 40 occurrences. 

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


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Wren falls into the bird name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Wren.

Just for fun, see the name Wren 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 Wren in Nautical Flags page.

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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.