Meaning and Origin of: Wuest

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Wüst) : from Middle High German wüeste ‘empty’, ‘uncultivated’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of waste or fallow land, or a nickname for a coarse or uncultivated man.
  • German (Wüst) : habitational name from any of various places called Wust, for example in Brandenburg and Saxony.