Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Westerly direction
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.