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Arabic

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The meaning of Wafa is 'faithful' and 'loyalty' and it is of Arabic origin. It is known be a name that is unisex so can be given to babies of all genders. The name Wafa has several meanings, and it also implies 'realization', 'trusts and plans', 'completion' and 'fulfillment'.

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English

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The meaning of Wallace is 'foreigner, stranger' and the name is of English origin. It is a classic Scottish name popularized by William Wallace who was a hero in the War of Independence. His story was told in the movie 'Braveheart'. A famous claymation series is called 'Wallace & Gromit' and Wallace is known for his love of cheese. The name Wallace featured in the top 100 names during the '20s and has continued to remain a popular name since. Other famous Wallace's include American actors, Wallace Berry and Wallace Reid.

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English

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A unisex name, the meaning of Wallis is ‘foreign’. Usually used as a surname, Wallis is of English and Scottish origin. ‘A welshman’ or ‘celt’ is another meaning for this name. In the Anglo-Saxon language, this name means ‘stranger’. Wallis also means ‘from Wales’. In German, the name is seen as ‘peaceful ruler’. This name gained popularity in the last century in honor of the medieval hero of the Scottish War of Independence, Willaim Wallace. He led the fight against the English invasion in the 13th century. Taken from the Anglo-Norman French rendition, Wallis Simpson, an American socialite and the Duchess of Windsor is a renowned figure bearing this name. Making this a famous surname, there is Samuel Wallis, an English navigator for which the Wallis Island in the Pacific Ocean is named after.

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English

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Coming from its old English origin, the meaning of Waverly is ‘meadow of quivering aspens’. It can also mean ‘from the brushwood field’, 'quaking aspen' and the word 'waver' is an alternative to an old English word 'restless'. In numerology, people named Waverly are very patient and have a talented personality. Waverly can also be used as a last name. Waverly is quite a popular name. This name is generally considered by parents who are primarily looking for unisex names for their babies. A famous street in the New York City is named Waverly. An incorporated town in Sussex County is named Waverly, located in Virginia, United States. There is a character named Waverly Jong in one of Amy Tan's novels called 'The Joy Luck Club'. A female fictional character from the comic book and television series called 'Wynonna Earp' was named Waverly Earp. There is a teen television show named ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’. A famous person sharing this name is Waverly Jackson who is a former American National League football player.

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English

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The meaning of Weatherly is 'from the sheep meadow' and is of English origin. It was used as an occupational name for a person or a family who raised sheep or who came from a region with sheep. Weatherly is composed of the element '-ly', meaning 'field' or 'knoll'.

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English

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American

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Wednesday is an American name. The meaning of Wednesday is ‘day of Woden’ where Woden is a Germanic god. The name Woden is derived from Norse god ‘Odin’ or Roman god ‘Mercury’. Wednesday is also the third day of the week. Well-known personalities with this name include Wendy ‘Wednesday’ Martin, an American author and cultural critic, and Wednesday Mourning an actress, and model.

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Chinese

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The name Wei is of Chinese origin and the meaning of Wei translates to ‘brilliant’, ‘great’, ‘extraordinary’, ‘robust’, ‘valuable’, ‘the only one’. An alternate meaning of this name is ‘power’, ‘strength’, ‘mighty’, ‘pomp’, ‘high’, ‘towering’, lofty’. Other meanings of Wei include ‘small’, ‘fern’, ‘rose’. An origin of this name is from the region of Wei, which was the place of Hua Wan who was valiant and powerful in battle. In his honor, this name was adopted as a surname by his followers and descendants. Another origin is from the grandson of Peng Zu, who is believed to have lived for over 800 years and is a symbol of a long, healthy life.

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English

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Chinese

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The meaning of Wen translates to ‘writing’, ‘literature’, ‘culture’, ‘ornamental’ and is of Chinese origin. The name Wen also means ‘warm’, ‘hear’. A possible origin of this name is from the territory that is called Wen. All the descendants and followers of the kings and nobles of these regions adopted Wen as their family name. Another root of this name is said to have come from the King Wen of Zhou, the father of the king who established the vast Western Zhou dynasty. The prince of Qi, Tian Wen, is also believed to be one of the origins of this name and was one of the ‘four princes’ during the time of the Warring States.

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English

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The meaning of Wesley is ‘western meadow’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It derives from the old English words ‘wes’ which means ‘west’ and ‘lëah’ which means ‘meadow’ or ‘clearing’. The name is popularly borne by a Star Trek character called Wesley Crusher. The most notable bearer of this name is John Wesley, an English theologian, and revolutionist. The name is also a common last name which is borne by American actor, Paul Wesley.

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English

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Westry is a name of English origin. The meaning of Westry is 'from the west'. This name is more common as a surname than as a given name. A famous person with the surname Westry is Chris Westry, an American football Cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

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English

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The meaning of Whitley is ‘white meadow’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It is related to the name ‘Whitney,’ which means ‘from the white island’. There are several towns and villages in the United Kingdom that are name Whitley. It is commonly used as a last name and is thought to have been the surname of people who farm wheat. A notable bearer of the name is Jackie Keith Whitley, an American country musician. Another person with this name is Louis Whitley Strieber. He is an American horror writer better known for his famous novels named ‘The Hunger’ and ‘The Wolfen’. Christopher Becker Whitley is another musician bearing this last name.

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English

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The meaning of Whitney is ‘from the white island’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It also comes from the expression, 'atten whiten ey' meaning 'at the white island'. The name was popularized by singer Whitney Houston. Her famous songs include ‘I Will Always Love You’, 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'How Will I Know'.

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American

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According to its American origin, the meaning of Whoopi is 'commemoration' and 'celebration'. A diminutive of Whoopi is the nickname Whoop. A famous person with this name is Whoopi Goldberg, also known as Caryn Elaine Jhonson, an American actor who appears in 'The Color Purple' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'.

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English

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A unisex name, the meaning of Wickham is 'homestead' and the name is of English origin. It is a commonplace name and surname in England deriving its meaning from the Old English elements 'wic' and 'ham', both being words for 'settlement' or 'homestead'. This name also means 'village meadow'. Having many spelling variants, Wickham is a small historic village and civil parish in Hampshire, South England. It is used as both a first name and a surname. This surname was seen first as a byname in the 10th century. George Wickham is a fictional character in Jane Austen's novel, 'Pride And Prejudice'. He was introduced as a militia officer who shared a history with Mr. Darcy. He played a crucial role in the plot as a potential opponent to Mr.Darcy.

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English

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The meaning of Wiley is ‘well-watered meadow’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It can also mean 'crafty'. The name is a habitational name for families that come from towns called Wiley. Wylye is a variation fo this name. Wiley is the stage name of rapper and DJ, Richard Kylea Cowie Jr. He is best known for his hit-single ‘Can You Hear Me?'. A derivative of the word 'Wile E' is the name of the iconic cartoon character from the 'Looney Tunes' show, Wile. E Coyote. The creators say the name is a pun on the name Wiley where the 'E' stands for Ethelbert.

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English

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The meaning of Will is ‘protector’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of English origin. It is a short form of William that comes from the old Germanic name Willahelm. It is made up of the words 'wil' meaning 'desire' and 'helm' meaning 'protection' and 'helmet'. It became popular through William the Conqueror, the former Duke of Normandy. He was responsible for the dissemination of his name after he invaded England during the Norman Conquest in 1066 AD. The name is still popular in the 21st century, especially around England since William is a name held by the Duke of Cambridge in England. A notable person named Will is Will Smith who became famous after his debut role in the American sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’. Will Ferrell is also another famous actor with this name. He is famous for the movies 'Elf', 'Anchorman' and his appearances on the live TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

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English

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A name that traces its origin back to England, the name Willow comes from the Old English word ‘welig’. The meaning of the name Willow is pretty simple - it is taken from the willow tree. In art and literature the willow tree is associated with grace, slenderness and elegance, hence the adjective ‘willowy’. The Romani believed that the willow tree possessed the ability and power to heal any sick person. The tree is also used as a symbol of freedom. They are known for their unique look, with branches that are slender and long. They get their name from the way that water runs off of their branches, as the rain can make it look as if the tree is weeping tears. The tree is also known for withstanding harsh environments, and so the name can symbolize flexibility and determination. In recent years the name Willow has increased in popularity and was the 46th most common girls name in 2019, in the United States.

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English

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Willy is a name of English origins and is suitable for parents looking for a strong and powerful name for their child, irrespective of gender. The name is a variant or a shortened version of the name William, which is taken from the Old German name Willhelm. The name was used for someone who wore ‘a gilded helmet’, which was a helmet that had been wrapped in gold. The name Willliam was first used in England by William the Conqueror. The name is taken from two words: 'will' meaning 'desire' or 'will' and 'helm' meaning 'helmet' or 'protection'.To put it in simpler terms, the meaning of Willy is ‘a resolute protector’. Some notable famous uses of this name can be found in the song ‘Hey Willy’ by The Hollies, as well as in the fictional character of ‘Willy Wonka’ from the novel 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory', written by Roald Dahl.

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