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204k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Wesley

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the west field
  • #356 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Wesley" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801230123
18811020102
18821450145
18831040104
18841200120
18851080108
18861210121
18871150115
18881470147
18891010101
18901365131
18911150115
18921420142
18931360136
18941490149
18951560156
18961450145
18971210121
18981510151
18991190119
19001810181
19011460146
19021450145
19031530153
19041660166
19051740174
19061550155
19071910191
19081850185
19091970197
19102167209
19112665261
19124916485
19135949585
19147967789
19159988990
19161,03371,026
19171,02391,014
19181,162171,145
19191,10891,099
19201,256121,244
19211,34091,331
19221,299101,289
19231,391121,379
19241,356101,346
19251,277121,265
19261,331101,321
19271,33381,325
19281,197161,181
19291,188101,178
19301,201151,186
19311,129151,114
19321,149121,137
19331,03671,029
19341,131141,117
19351,053131,040
19361,073121,061
19371,081151,066
19381,07861,072
19391,12491,115
19401,143161,127
19411,107171,090
19421,273191,254
19431,282161,266
19441,17781,169
19451,117121,105
19461,263141,249
19471,469121,457
19481,354191,335
19491,422161,406
19501,52671,519
19511,527161,511
19521,606121,594
19531,748181,730
19541,858131,845
19551,931101,921
19562,022132,009
19572,010191,991
19581,96191,952
19592,017162,001
19602,029102,019
19612,017142,003
19621,985211,964
19632,115192,096
19641,985151,970
19651,872101,862
19661,812101,802
19671,606151,591
19681,661181,643
19691,876181,858
19702,084212,063
19711,980211,959
19721,718231,695
19731,575181,557
19741,492231,469
19751,556221,534
19762,169232,146
19774,333304,303#66 boy name
19783,343343,309#83 boy name
19793,269393,230#90 boy name
19803,206423,164#95 boy name
19813,072323,040#99 boy name
19823,078483,030#98 boy name
19832,829402,789
19842,851502,801
19853,091483,043#94 boy name
19863,094543,040#96 boy name
19873,297533,244#92 boy name
19883,534583,476#92 boy name
19893,514573,457#98 boy name
19903,360463,314
19913,309423,267
19923,291543,237
19933,227563,171
19943,064333,031
19952,840432,797
19962,659422,617
19972,388302,358
19982,265232,242
19992,237302,207
20002,233172,216
20012,046192,027
20022,067182,049
20032,151302,121
20042,141362,105
20052,126162,110
20062,127262,101
20072,093342,059
20082,079172,062
20092,234282,206
20102,446222,424
20112,501332,468
20122,669282,641
20132,859272,832
20143,155433,112

Want to know about the populiarty of Wesley? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 204,382 babies born with the name Wesley in the United States. That's more than enough Wesleies to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 123 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Wesley" was in 1977 with a total of 4,303 babies. (That's a lot of baby Wesleies)

According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wesley" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 19 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 3,534 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Wesley" mean?

Wesley (English): From the west field

The name "Wesley" is of English origin and it means "From the west field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

W is for wise, more tomorrow that today.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

S is for strength, there when needed.

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yelsew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Selewy". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Wesley popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Wesley in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Wesley

Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer, and martial artist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Wesley was born in 1962 as Wesley Trent Snipes in Orlando, Florida, U.S.

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Wesley Sneijder

Wesley Sneijder is a football biography. Wesley was born in 1984 in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Wes was born in 1978 as Wesley Cook Bentley in Jonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.

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Wes Borland

Wes Borland is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, artist, oil painter and sculptor specializing in nu metal, rap metal, industrial metal, and alternative metal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Wes was born in 1975 as Wesley Louden Borland in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

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Wes Studi

Wes Studi is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Wes was born in 1947 as Wesley Studie in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma.

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Wesley Jonathan

Wesley Jonathan is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to present. Wesley was born in 1978 as Wesley Jonathan Waples in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Past life for Wesley born Jan 14, 1927

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Wesley

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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