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.

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%
2019 29 8,772 0.648%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Wyatt

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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

Wyler

Wheelmaker

English

Wylie

Clever, crafty

English

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

Henry

Home ruler

English

Jack

God is gracious

English

Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

Mason

Stoneworker

English

Noah

To rest

Hebrew

Oliver

Olive tree

English

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Thomas

Twin

Greek

Wesley

Western meadow

English


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

Evelyn

Desired one

English

Dalton

Valley town

English

Emily

To excel

Latin

Chance

Good fortune

English

Jaxson

Son of Jack

English

Lane

Pathway

English

Gene

Well-born, noble

Greek

Gerard

Spear brave

English

Agnes

Pure, holy

Greek

Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

Willow

Willow tree

English

Adrien

From Hadria

Latin

Damien

To tame

French

Persephone
Sebastien

Revered

Greek

Phoenix

Dark red

Greek

Leverett

Young Hare

French

Iris

Rainbow

Greek

Freya

Lady

Scandinavian

Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

Briar

Shrub, Small Tree

English

Rose

Rose flower

English

Sage

Healing herb

Latin

Isabella

Devoted to God

Italian

Merit

Boundary gate

English

Liberty

Freedom

English

Willa

Will helmet, protection

German

Harry

Home ruler

German

Torben

Thunder bearer.

Danish

23 Comments

  1. Wyatt is now my middle kiddo. We were looking for an historical name from an historical figure we liked.

  2. Its been one of my favorite boys names since I was a kid. Its from my favorite tv show charmed.
    Wyatt is such a cuddle bug

  3. We wanted a strong name for our firstborn. We decided on Wyatt because we like how it sounded but also the meaning is “brave, warrior”. A good solid strong name.

  4. His dad picked it because it was a name on his favorite show and and I loved it!

  5. 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!

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

  7. Loved the strength and cowboy feel of the name

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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 ?

  13. I always loved the name

  14. I just always loved the name Wyatt

  15. I picked it after the baby from charmed.

  16. He is named after Wyatt Erp…

  17. 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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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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