Color, Female, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, W names, White

Whitney

Whitney comes from an English surname, originally a locational name for someone who came from a place called Whitney. It means "white island", made up from Old English elements hwit (white) and eg (island), and can be used as a unisex name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Whitnee (English) Whitni (English) Witney (English)  

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Werner

Werner comes from a Germanic name made up of Germanic elements warin (guard) and hari (army), and is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Wessel (German, Dutch, Frisian), Wetzel (German) Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Verner (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian) Garnier (Medieval French) Irnerius (Latin) Wernerus (Latin) Warinhari (Ancient Germanic) Warner (English)    

Battle/War, Earth, Germanic mythology, Male, Mythology, Nature, Norse mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Waylon

Waylon is an English male name, a variant of Wayland which comes from Weland, the Old English cognate of Wieland, made up of Germanic elements wig (war) and nandaz (daring, brave), or land (land). I've also seen it listed It could be derived from Germanic elements wela (skill) and land (land). In Germanic mythology, Wayland the Smith was a legendary blacksmith and craftsman who had no… Continue reading Waylon

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, W names

Walker

Walker comes from an English surname, an occupational name for a fuller, someone who thickened and scoured raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. It comes from Old English wealcere (one who fulls cloth), a derivative of wealcan (to walk, to move around) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Algonquian, Cree, Elements, Female, Male, Native American, Nature, Ojibwe, Place names, Unisex, W names, Water

Winnipeg

Winnipeg is the name of a city in Canada and the capital of Manitoba, named after a nearby lake, Lake Winnipeg, which comes from a Cree or Ojibwe language (both of which descend from the Algonquian language) meaning "dirty water" or "muddy/murky water". Nicknames: Win/Winn, Winnie, Peg Origin: Algonquian  

African, Color, Female, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, W names, White, Word names

Wanda

Wanda is a female given name of uncertain origin. It could have derived from Wend, the name of a Germanic tribe.  Though the etymology of the name is uncertain, it has been linked to Germanic *wandern meaning “to wander” deriving from Proto-Germanic *windaną meaning “to wind, to wrap” from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (to wind, to turn). I’ve also seen it linked to Proto-Celtic… Continue reading Wanda

Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, W names

Wharton

Wharton comes from an English surname, originally a habitational name for someone who came from any of several places in England; the second part of the name comes from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, settlement" while the first part of the name could be from Waefer meaning "wandering" or "winding"; it could also be derived from Old… Continue reading Wharton