Meaning and Origin of: Wick

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Settlement near the weir

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wīc(Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire. The term seems to have been used, in particular, to denote an outlying dairy farm or a salt works.
  • English and German : from a medieval personal name, Middle EnglishWikke, German Wicko, a short form of any of various Germanic personal names formed with the element wīg‘battle’, ‘war’.