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Popularity
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880

West

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: From the West
  • #5466 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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191328028
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193516016
193618018
1937707
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194414014
194522022
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196215015
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200525025
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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 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "West" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 13 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009. Across the entire United States a total of only 60 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 warm hearted, it's you!

E is for elegant, born within you.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

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 "Tsew". 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 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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Past life for West born May 4, 2000

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 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

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.

Name poster for West

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