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Updated February 8, 2024

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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.

Syllables: 2

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How Popular Is The Name Wyatt

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from the medieval personal name Wiot, Wyot, Gyot, which derives from the Old English personal name Wīgheard, composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Under Norman influence it was also adopted as a diminutive of both Guy 1 and William.

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According to Social Security Administration data, Wyatt 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

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:

Nicknames for Wyatt

  • Wy
  • WyWy

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