Wes name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Wes

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International Interest
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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Wesley.

Notable Persons Named Wes

Notable Persons Named Wes

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson is a film director, film producer screenwriter, and actor. He has been prominent since 1994. Wes was given the name Wesley Wales Anderson on May 1st, 1969 in Houston, Texas, U.S.

Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Wes was given the name Wesley Cook Bentley on September 4th, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.

Wes Craven

Wes Craven was a director, writer, producer, and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1971 to 2015. Wes was given the name Wesley Earl Craven on August 2nd, 1939 in Cleveland. He left this life on August 30th, 2015.

Wes Welker

Wes Welker is a football player for the Los Angeles Rams. Wes was born on May 1st, 1981 in Oklahoma City.

Wes Studi

Wes Studi is an actor. His career lasted from 1988 to 1988. Wes was given the name Wesley Studi on December 17th, 1947 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Wes Borland

Wes Borland is a nu metal, industrial metal, and alternative metal musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, violin, cello, percussion, programming, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Programming (music), Jackson Guitars, Jackson Randy Rhoads, List of Yamaha signature instruments, and and. He holds the title Shotgun". He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Wes was given the name Wesley Louden Borland on February 7th, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia, United States.

  • Wes Morgan
    Soccer Player
  • Wes Brown
    Soccer Player
  • Wes Montgomery
  • Wes Unseld
    Basketball Player
  • Wes Hoolahan
    Soccer Player
  • Wes Scantlin
  • Wes Moore
    American Author
  • Wes Brisco
  • Wes Foderingham
    Soccer Player
  • Wes Johnson
  • Wes Streeting
    For Ilford North
  • Wes Ball
    Film Director
  • Wes Thomas
    Soccer Player
  • Wes Hampton

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wes

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wes


Wes is a musician. He has been prominent since 1996. Wes was given the name Wes Madiko on January 15th, 1964.

Benjamin Weß

Benjamin was born on July 28th, 1985.

Timo Weß

Timo Weß is an athlete. Timo was born on July 2nd, 1982.


Fun Facts about the name Wes

  • How Popular is the name Wes? Wes is the 3,916th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Wes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,953 babies born with the first name Wes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wes to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wes is Saturday, October 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Wes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wes was in 2019 with a total of 216 babies.
  • Random Wes Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wes is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Wes: The name spelled backwards is Sew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sew. How do you pronounce that?
  • Wes name meaning

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