Updated June 9, 2019

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Westerly direction

Boy name variations

Weston

Weston

+ 8% this year
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Westbrook

Westbrook

- 38% this year
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Westby

Westby

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Westcott

Westcott

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Westleigh

Westleigh

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How Popular Is The Name West

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and German : from Middle English, Middle High German west ‘west’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for someone who had migrated from further west.
  • This name was brought to North America independently by many bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Thomas West, 12th Baron De La Warre, was captain general of Virginia in 1610–11. The state of DE is named for him. One of the earliest permanent settlers was Francis West (1606–92), who came to Duxbury, MA, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, in or before 1638.

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