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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wessley

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Alt. Meaning

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

E is for elegant, born within you.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

S is for special, you are, you know!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wessley

Karl was born in 1860. He died in 1931.


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Popularity of Wessley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wessley U.S.
  White 80.43% 64.26%
  African American 14.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wessley

People with the last name Wessley are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wessley

  • How Popular is the name Wessley? Wessley is the 23,899th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wessley was the 98,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wessley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 252 babies born with the first name Wessley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wessley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wessley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wessley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wessley is Wednesday, March 23rd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Wessley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wessley was in 1978 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Wessley: Your name in reverse order is Yelssew. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wleeyss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wessley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184 people with the last name Wessley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wessley? Wessley is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Wessley born May 22, 1941

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 Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. 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.

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