Thanks to their warm and welcoming starting letter, boy names that start with W have weathered well over the years. From today’s popular picks of Wyatt and Weston to the word name finds of Wolf and Winter, baby boy names that start with W have something for every style.

With a starting letter of widespread use, W names for boys come from all around the world. From the German picks of Wolfgang and Waldorp to the Native American Walvia and Wakechai, baby boy names starting with W cover nearly every background. Sometimes searching by origin is a great way to narrow down your style, as many parents unknowingly connect with names from their heritage.

Boy names that start with W contain some of the hottest trends of today. Wilson, Watson, and Walker all follow the mega-popular surname style while Woodrow and Washington are presidential picks.

If you’re looking for something less well-known, you’re in luck, as there are a wide variety of unique boy names that start with W to choose from. Check out Webster and Walder for a rarer spin on the surname trend or explore the spunky side with Wilder and Wylie. With boy names that start with W, there’s no telling where you’ll end up within its sea of wonderful finds.

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Waddell

Able to go; river ford

Scandinavian

Waddsworth

Village near the ford

English

Wade

To ford

English

#354 (0.0646%)  
Wadell

Able to go; river ford

Scandinavian

Wadham

Ford village

English

Wadleigh

Ford meadow

English

Wadley

Ford meadow

English

Wadly

Ford meadow

English

Wadsworth

Village near the ford

English

Waggoner

Wagon-builder

German

Wagner

Wagon-builder

German

Wagoner

Wagon-builder

German

Waheeb

Giver, donor

Arabic

Wahib

Giver, donor

Arabic

Waide
Waights

Guard, watchman

English

Wail
Wain

Wagon builder or driver

English

Waine
Wainewright

Wagon-builder

English

Wainright

Wagon-builder

English

Wainwright

Wagon-builder

English

Waite

Guard, watchman

English

Waits

Guard, watchman

English

Wajih
Wake

Watchman

English

Wakefield

Damp field

English

Wakelea

Damp meadow

English

Wakeleigh

Damp meadow

English

Wakeley

Damp meadow

English

Wakely

Damp meadow

English

Wakeman

Watchman

English

Wakil
Wakoyantanke
Walcott

Cottage by the wall

English

Wald

Woods, forest

German

Waldemar

Renowned ruler

German

Willet

Little Will

English

Willets

Little Will

English

Willett

Little Will

English

Willey

Crafty

English

Willfred

Desiring peace

English

Willfredo

Desiring peace

English

Wilmer

Strong desire

German

#1,426 (0.0039%)  
Willfrid

Desiring peace

English

Willfried

Desiring peace

English

Wilmore

Strong desire

German

Willfryd

Desiring peace

English

Willhelm
Willhelmus

Will helmet, protection

German