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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #5466 most popular

What does the name "West" mean?

West (English): From the West

The name "West" is of English origin and it means "From the West". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 11 other names that are similar to this one.

W is for wonder, the child in us all.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

S is for success, in all you will do.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

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

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


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 first appeared 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 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "West" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of only 36 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Past life for West born Jul 9, 1946

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 Borneo approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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