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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #356 most popular

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 exotic, no lack of spirit here!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yelsew". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eesylw". 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.

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


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 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Wesley" is not a popular baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1959. Across the entire United States a total of 2,017 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south? 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 their career being from 1986 to present. Wesley was born in 1962 as Wesley Trent Snipes in Orlando, Florida, U.S.


Wesley Sneijder

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


Wes Bentley

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


Wes Borland

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


Wes Studi

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


Wesley Jonathan

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


Past life for Wesley born Nov 28, 1987

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 Central Russia approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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

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