Wyatt Name Meaning

Wyatt is a name of contrasts, his soft sound a stark opposite of his strong meaning of “brave in battle.” A derivative of the medieval Wyot, Wyatt was originally a surname before being used as a given name.

His popularity has been a wild ride in the U.S, rising and falling throughout the years until spiking in recently with his use in celebrity baby name circles. He may be rising, but he remains unphased, avoiding the trendy label thanks to his vintage roots.

Wyatt has a rugged feel to him, wearing well from a boy’s days riding bikes with friends to his adult life of business and beyond. He has the old-school vibes of Wallace or Willy with a modern edge that fits in well with Cade and Zander. He also has the cool -tt ending found in Elliott and Emmett, two stunners that share his old man chic style. History buffs and adventurers may also love his association with Wyatt Earp, the lawnman involved in the cowboy showdown at the O.K. Corral.

The name also has the added bonus of being relatively nickname-free, a trait beloved by some parents. For those who are looking for a shortened version, there’s always the adorable Wy. Similar names to Wyatt include Asher, Zeke, and Calder.

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Wyatt Name Popularity

How popular is the name Wyatt? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Wyatt was the 26th most popular boys name, representing 0.6643% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Wyatt has been the 210th most popular boys name, representing 0.102% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 706 11 0.0022%
1913 0 0%
1914 798 17 0.0024%
1915 1,258 6 0.0007%
1916 884 19 0.002%
1917 1,123 11 0.0011%
1918 856 27 0.0025%
1919 649 54 0.0052%
1920 990 19 0.0017%
1921 1,233 10 0.0009%
1922 1,005 19 0.0017%
1923 1,029 17 0.0015%
1924 898 27 0.0023%
1925 990 19 0.0017%
1926 1,215 10 0.0009%
1927 1,041 17 0.0015%
1928 840 29 0.0027%
1929 1,323 6 0.0006%
1930 931 21 0.002%
1931 1,275 7 0.0007%
1932 1,279 7 0.0007%
1933 0 0%
1934 1,384 5 0.0005%
1935 1,086 11 0.0011%
1936 1,050 11 0.0011%
1937 1,003 13 0.0013%
1938 1,407 5 0.0005%
1939 934 15 0.0015%
1940 1,011 13 0.0012%
1941 1,086 10 0.0009%
1942 1,043 13 0.001%
1943 1,195 8 0.0006%
1944 892 20 0.0016%
1945 1,223 6 0.0005%
1946 1,352 6 0.0004%
1947 987 19 0.0011%
1948 1,306 7 0.0004%
1949 1,536 5 0.0003%
1950 1,119 12 0.0007%
1951 1,115 13 0.0008%
1952 1,150 12 0.0007%
1953 1,043 17 0.001%
1954 1,037 19 0.001%
1955 792 46 0.0025%
1956 495 193 0.0102%
1957 469 229 0.0119%
1958 591 124 0.0066%
1959 733 65 0.0034%
1960 780 54 0.0029%
1961 1,035 21 0.0011%
1962 1,002 23 0.0013%
1963 1,264 10 0.0006%
1964 999 23 0.0013%
1965 945 25 0.0015%
1966 1,586 5 0.0003%
1967 0 0%
1968 967 23 0.0015%
1969 863 39 0.0025%
1970 831 53 0.0033%
1971 756 72 0.0048%
1972 704 84 0.0062%
1973 717 78 0.006%
1974 769 67 0.0052%
1975 637 118 0.0092%
1976 655 109 0.0085%
1977 692 104 0.0077%
1978 619 134 0.01%
1979 651 123 0.0087%
1980 571 182 0.0124%
1981 568 182 0.0124%
1982 624 142 0.0095%
1983 628 136 0.0092%
1984 611 146 0.0098%
1985 631 145 0.0096%
1986 524 241 0.016%
1987 468 315 0.0206%
1988 479 325 0.0209%
1989 422 449 0.0278%
1990 401 532 0.0321%
1991 396 531 0.0326%
1992 364 614 0.0385%
1993 369 602 0.0386%
1994 196 1,539 0.1003%
1995 127 2,819 0.187%
1996 133 2,787 0.1861%
1997 137 2,744 0.1855%
1998 137 2,722 0.1819%
1999 131 2,892 0.1931%
2000 110 3,406 0.223%
2001 107 3,597 0.2387%
2002 120 3,226 0.2153%
2003 109 3,693 0.2427%
2004 90 4,973 0.3263%
2005 81 5,354 0.3502%
2006 82 5,835 0.3726%
2007 69 6,521 0.4133%
2008 62 7,307 0.4728%
2009 60 7,402 0.4952%
2010 57 7,370 0.5114%
2011 48 7,677 0.5388%
2012 41 8,217 0.5766%
2013 41 8,553 0.6007%
2014 39 8,866 0.6085%
2015 34 9,641 0.6626%
2016 33 9,551 0.6624%
2017 25 9,661 0.6922%
2018 26 9,127 0.6643%

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Names Like Wyatt

If you like Wyatt, you’ll love these other names like Wyatt.


What names are diminutives of Wyatt?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Wyatt sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Wyatt, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wat

Commander of the army

German

Watt

Scottish

Witt

Blond

English

Wye

War strength; clever, crafty

English


What names are variants of Wyatt?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Wyatt.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wiatt

War strength

English

Wyeth

War strength

English


What names sound like Wyatt?

If you like how Wyatt sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Wyatt.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wycliff

White cliff

English

Wycomb

White valley

English

Wylan

English

Wyland

English

#2,407 (0.0006%)  
Wyler

Wheelmaker

English

Wylie

Clever, crafty

English

#1,645 (0.0025%)  
Wyome

Plain

Native American

Wyoming

Mountains and Valleys

Native American


What names are similar to Wyatt?

Find a name that’s like Wyatt, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Davis

Son of David

English

#493 (0.0385%)  
Henry

Home ruler

English

#16 (0.7751%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  
Mason

Stoneworker

English

#9 (0.9051%)  
Noah

To rest

Hebrew

#2 (1.3296%)  
Oliver

Olive tree

English

#5 (0.9745%)  
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#129 (0.2198%)  
Thomas

Twin

Greek

#49 (0.4934%)  
Wesley

Western meadow

English

#105 (0.2627%)  

Lists With Wyatt

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Wyatt.


Siblings of Wyatt

Mamas with kids named Wyatt also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Wolf

Wolf

German

#1,550 (0.003%)  
Evelyn

Desired one

English

#10 (0.7552%)  
Dalton

Valley town

English

#399 (0.0546%)  
Emily

To excel

Latin

#12 (0.63%)  
Chance

Good fortune

English

#269 (0.0922%)  
Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

#76 (0.3446%)  
Lane

Pathway

English

#287 (0.0859%)  
Gene

Well-born, noble

Greek

#1,928 (0.0015%)  
Gerard

Spear brave

English

#1,148 (0.0068%)  
Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

#1,088 (0.0103%)  
Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

#779 (0.0201%)  
Willow

Willow tree

English

#62 (0.2818%)  
Adrien

From Hadria

Latin

#857 (0.0135%)  
Damien

To tame

French

#262 (0.0972%)  
Persephone
#974 (0.0135%)  
Sebastien

Revered

Greek

#1,402 (0.004%)  
Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

#249 (0.1037%)  
Leverett

Young Hare

French

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

#136 (0.1529%)  
Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

#259 (0.0879%)  
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#204 (0.1047%)  
Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

#773 (0.0169%)  
Rose

Rose flower

English

#121 (0.1764%)  
Sage

Healing herb

Latin

#429 (0.0483%)  
Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

#4 (1.0528%)  
Merit

Boundary gate

English

Liberty

Freedom

English

#542 (0.036%)  
Willa

Will helmet, protection

German

#365 (0.0565%)  

19 Comments

  1. I chose Wyatt because it means little warrior and our baby was born underweight. But he gained weight like crazy and is now thriving! He is our little warrior!

  2. My brother & aunt helped me pick out the name wyatt.

  3. Loved the strength and cowboy feel of the name

  4. We chose the name Wyatt in honor of my husbands friend. His wife was 7 months pregnant with a little boy, she ended up getting hit by a drunk driver and getting killed before the little one was born. We are honoring our friend and their baby worth the same name!

  5. Wyatt is my maiden name and I’ve always known that that was what I would name my first born son.

  6. I’ve always loved the movies tombstone and Wyatt Earp so when I looked the meaning up I knew that’s what name I wanted it means warrior.

  7. Meaning little warrior. This little guy is definitely a little warrior and Matthew his middle name is a gift from God so wyatt is a perfect match

  8. I did not find out the gender of Wyatt until he was born. So we both settled on the name Payton for a girl and for a boy I really like Dalton and my husband hated it and he liked the name Jaxx and I couldn’t stand it so it came to the day my baby boy was born and we still did not have a name until the next day we both agreed on the name Wyatt Owen finally! My poor boy was nameless for his first moments of life ?

  9. I always loved the name

  10. I just always loved the name Wyatt

  11. I picked it after the baby from charmed.

  12. He is named after Wyatt Erp…

  13. From the moment we knew we were having a baby his name is Wyatt

    we did not know if we were having a boy or a girl but it just felt right

    like we knew he was going to be the Lil man that he is

  14. I decided to him wyatt after I heard it on charmed which was my favorite show growing up. I also named him wyatt cause I wanted an old fashion name that u dont hear much anymore.

  15. We both love Wyatt Earp. It is a simple, strong name. And we could agree! Lol

  16. Wyatt is a name I have liked since I was a young girl. I like the name Wyatt because it is a strong boy/male sounding name me. What I don’t like is that Wyatt Earp is about the only Wyatt many people think of when they hear the name.

  17. I chose this after wyatt earp.
    I love that his name fits him.
    Hes a great kid and him being my oldest and the protector I feel it fits

  18. I wanted a name that didn’t necessarily have a nickname (i.e. Zach for Zachary) and has more of a southern feel to it. We found the name in a baby book.

  19. Sons name is Wyatt Cash. We loved it, thought it sounded western, and love the movie Tombstone. I regret not allowing my son to choose his own name


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