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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

West

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the West
  • #5466 All Time
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How popular is the name "West" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 15 0 15
1882 11 0 11
1883 11 0 11
1884 19 0 19
1885 10 0 10
1886 21 0 21
1887 9 0 9
1888 12 0 12
1889 7 0 7
1890 13 0 13
1891 12 0 12
1892 12 0 12
1893 11 0 11
1894 9 0 9
1895 11 0 11
1896 11 0 11
1897 8 0 8
1898 16 0 16
1899 8 0 8
1900 13 0 13
1901 11 0 11
1902 12 0 12
1903 9 0 9
1904 13 0 13
1905 13 0 13
1906 9 0 9
1907 12 0 12
1908 8 0 8
1909 12 0 12
1910 19 0 19
1911 14 0 14
1912 20 0 20
1913 28 0 28
1914 19 0 19
1915 21 0 21
1916 23 0 23
1917 21 0 21
1918 29 0 29
1919 30 0 30
1920 29 0 29
1921 26 0 26
1922 27 0 27
1923 15 0 15
1924 28 0 28
1925 29 0 29
1926 26 0 26
1927 36 0 36
1928 21 0 21
1929 17 0 17
1930 18 0 18
1931 17 0 17
1932 18 0 18
1933 17 0 17
1934 17 0 17
1935 16 0 16
1936 18 0 18
1937 7 0 7
1938 18 0 18
1939 18 0 18
1940 11 0 11
1941 15 0 15
1942 16 0 16
1943 16 0 16
1944 14 0 14
1945 22 0 22
1946 13 0 13
1947 15 0 15
1948 12 0 12
1949 19 0 19
1950 15 0 15
1951 18 0 18
1952 21 0 21
1953 19 0 19
1954 12 0 12
1955 16 0 16
1956 18 0 18
1957 17 0 17
1958 19 0 19
1959 16 0 16
1960 14 0 14
1961 17 0 17
1962 15 0 15
1963 10 0 10
1964 18 0 18
1965 15 0 15
1966 15 0 15
1967 11 0 11
1968 19 0 19
1969 17 0 17
1970 24 0 24
1971 19 0 19
1972 16 0 16
1973 11 0 11
1974 15 0 15
1975 7 0 7
1976 15 0 15
1977 19 0 19
1978 12 0 12
1979 10 0 10
1980 16 0 16
1981 24 0 24
1982 18 0 18
1983 18 0 18
1984 15 0 15
1985 22 0 22
1986 13 0 13
1987 12 0 12
1988 11 0 11
1989 17 0 17
1990 17 0 17
1991 18 0 18
1992 10 0 10
1993 20 0 20
1994 23 0 23
1995 14 0 14
1996 22 0 22
1997 13 0 13
1998 14 0 14
1999 22 0 22
2000 17 0 17
2001 28 0 28
2002 10 0 10
2003 18 0 18
2004 29 0 29
2005 25 0 25
2006 42 0 42
2007 40 0 40
2008 42 0 42
2009 60 0 60
2010 52 0 52
2011 61 0 61
2012 74 0 74
2013 78 0 78
2014 59 0 59

Want to know about the populiarty of West? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,590 babies born with the name West in the United States. That's more than enough Wests to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "West" was in 2013 with a total of 78 babies.

According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "West" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of only 28 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name West popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name West 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!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "West" mean? The list below shows the origins of West as well as things modernly associated with the name West such as celebrities named West.

English

Origin and Meaning of West

The name "West" is of English origin, and it means "From the West". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alternative Meanings

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

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

Past life for West born Sep 19, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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