Female, Nickname names, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Willa

Willa is a female given name, a feminine form of William or a short form of Wilhelmina meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Wylla (English)- a unisex name  

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Arabic, Male, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wael

Wael (pr. wa-el; Forvo) is an Arabic male name of uncertain meaning though possibly meaning "one who takes refuge" or "tribe". Origin: Arabic Variants: Wa'el (Arabic) Wail (Arabic) Wa'il (Arabic) Wa'eel (Arabic)   Wael- وائل (Arabic)  

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

Wilson

Wilson is an English, Scottish, and Irish surname, a patronymic name meaning "son of William", which comes from a Germanic name, Willahelm, meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection” from Germanic elements wil (will, desire) and helm (helmet, protection). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Willson (English)  

Female, Male, Nature, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Waverly

Waverly is an English unisex name though the meaning behind it is a bit tricky. Most sites I've gone to list it as meaning "quaking aspen" or "field of quaking aspens". I know that -ley is a popular element in place names, coming from Old English lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). The first element is a little unclear.… Continue reading Waverly

Female, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, W names

Wylda

Wylda is a female given name, a variant spelling of Wilda, which is a German locational surname from someone who came from any place called Wildau. It could possibly be derived from Middle High German wilde meaning "wild" derived from a PIE root word. Of course, Wilda/Wylda could just be a feminized form of the English word wild referring to something… Continue reading Wylda

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

Wylie

Wylie comes from an English, Scottish, and Irish surname, a variant spelling of Wiley which either originated as a pet form of William (meaning "desiring protection" or "willful protection") or it came about as an English place name with two possible sources. The first is that it means "willow clearing" from Old English wilig (willow) and leah (wood, clearing, meadow);… Continue reading Wylie

Color, Female, Male, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, W names, White

Wynne

Wynne is an English unisex given name which seems to be derived from Welsh gwyn meaning "blessed, fair, white" deriving from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Wynne may also derive from another source, from Old English wine (friend, lord, protector) via Proto-Germanic *winiz (loved one, friend) derived from a PIE root word. Wynne is also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Wynne