Wilmer

Wilmer is a male given name, an English and German surname meaning “desiring fame” or “famous desire”, made up from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and meri (famous). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wilmær (Anglo-Saxon) Willamar (Ancient Germanic) Wilmar (Ancient Germanic, German, Spanish) Willmer (English) Vilmar (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)  

Wen

Wen is a Chinese unisex name with a variety of meanings depending on the characters used: wén 文 “literature, culture, writing”; wén 雯 “multicolored clouds”; There are likely other meanings depending on the characters used. Wen is also a Chinese surname and has various meanings depending on the characters used: wén 文 “literature, culture, writing”; wēn 温 “warm; to review”; wén 聞 “to hear; to…

Wildred

Wildred seems to be a very rare name which seems to be made up of Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and dred/þryð (strength) so essentially meaning “desiring strength” or “willful strength”. It seems to have been used as a unisex name. Wildred also seems to be a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wildrid (English)…

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)  

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)    

Wentworth

Wentworth comes from an English surname, a locational name meaning “Wintra’s enclosure”, Wintra being an Old English word for winter combined with worð (enclosure); it may have referred to a settlement that was only used in winter. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

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…

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  

Walid

Walid is an Arabic male name meaning “newborn” which derives from an Arabic root word related to giving birth. Walid is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Waleed (Arabic) Oualid (Moroccan, Algerian)   Female forms: Walida (Arabic) Waleeda (Arabic)   Walid- وليد (Arabic)

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