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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Westerly direction

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places named Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1.
  • Swedish : habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.

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