Wesley

Wesley - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Wesley, meaning western meadow, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #158. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Wesley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Wesley? 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 Wesley. The baby boy name Wesley was given to 2,621 baby boys in 2012, ranking #155 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 626 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Wesley peaked in popularity 42 years ago in 1977 on position 66.



Famous with this name

Wesley Snipes
Wesley Jonathan
Paul Wesley


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Wesley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Wesley is currently topping the baby name charts in Maine at position #69 - and is the least popular in Hawaii at position #284.

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 Wesley is where you live.


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Wesley origin and meaning

Wesley is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means western meadow. To see famous people named Wesley, pop culture references for the name Wesley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Wesley

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

Wesly / Wasil / Wassillie / Weslee / Wassil /

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
2012155
2011155
2010159
2009176
2008193
2007195
2006190
2005188
2004184
2003184
2002182
2001184
2000171
1999168
1998154
1997144
1996137
1995129
1994118
1993113
1992111
1991106
1990107
198998
198892
198792
198696
198594
1984101
1983101
198298
198199
198095
197990
197883
197766
1976119
1975156
1974165
1973158
1972152
1971151
1970152
1969157
1968165
1967167
1966157
1965160
1964162
1963157
1962161
1961163
1960164
1959160
1958160
1957160
1956155
1955150
1954154
1953160
1952165
1951169
1950165
1949166
1948169
1947162
1946167
1945162
1944159
1943155
1942153
1941158
1940152
1939146
1938150
1937143
1936145
1935148
1934142
1933147
1932144
1931143
1930142
1929142
1928143
1927134
1926131
1925135
1924131
1923124
1922127
1921127
1920129
1919134
1918136
1917136
1916134
1915132
1914128
1913131
1912133
1911131
1910158

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Maine69
Vermont70
New Hampshire78
Wisconsin86
Minnesota87
Massachusetts92
Montana95
Ohio106
Utah108
Kansas109
Mississippi109
Missouri111
Iowa114
South Carolina118
Kentucky120
Pennsylvania120
South Dakota120
Michigan122
Virginia123
Alabama123
Oregon126
West Virginia129
District of Columbia130
Rhode Island133
Georgia134
North Dakota136
Arkansas138
Alaska139
Oklahoma142
Colorado147
Connecticut148
Nevada149
Tennessee149
Washington151
Idaho155
North Carolina156
Indiana157
Nebraska159
Florida160
Louisiana165
Illinois172
New York182
Delaware195
New Jersey200
California207
Arizona211
Maryland214
Texas226
New Mexico229
Hawaii284

Even more about Wesley


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 Wesley 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 Wesley?

2 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
1977
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Wesley
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 626
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,621

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