Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English, French : Little warrior, water
What does Wyatt mean and stand for?
The name Wyatt is an old English name meaning "brave in world." The name is derived from the old Medieval name spelled Wyot. Normans used other spellings such as Wiot and Gyot were used as nicknames for names similar to William. In the Middle Ages, Wyatt became a patronymic surname.
Family name origins & meanings
Famous people who gave their babies this name
Wyatt is the number twenty-nine most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 40 since 2013, and in the top 100 since 2004.
However, it is the 34th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.
According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Wyatt was at its peak popularity in August 2019.
Wyatt became a surname in the Middle Ages, but its popularity is fairly recent, gaining momentum in 1986 after Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell named their son Wyatt. Peter Fonda also portrayed Wyatt in Easy Rider, giving more attention to the name, which only increased with the popularity of Westworld. Recently, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis named their daughter Wyatt, setting a new trend for a gender-neutral version of the name.
Where is it Popular?
Wyatt was searched for most often in the following states: