Wes

Wes - A very unique male name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wes appeared on the charts for the first time in 1947 on position #1390. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wes and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wes? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Wes. The baby boy name Wes was given to 31 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1966 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 52,937 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wes peaked in popularity 56 years ago in 1963 on position 657.



Famous with this name

Wes Anderson
Wes Bentley
Wes Armstrong


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Wes is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wes is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #385 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,217.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Wes is where you live.


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Wes origin and meaning

Wes is a 3 letter name with 0 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Wes, pop culture references for the name Wes and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wes

We've found the following names that sound similar to Wes, sorted by popularity.

Wash / Wacey / Wasco / Wess / Wojciech / Waqas /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121966
20112019
20101783
20092326
20082125
20073190
20062935
20052718
20044242
20023069
20013370
19982862
19943641
19902278
19872899
19861618
19841734
19831680
19821425
19801654
19791231
19782008
19771145
19761373
19751759
19741586
19731315
19721090
19711072
1970869
1969972
1968947
1967847
1966930
1965798
1964747
1963657
1962727
1961780
1960685
1959755
1958825
1957999
19551200
19531223
19521759
19511423
19481736
19471390

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts385
California1414
Texas2217

Even more about Wes


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Wes a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Wes?

0 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1963
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Wes
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 52,937
Letter count 3
Syllable count 0
Year first discovered 1947
2012 births +31

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