Wessley name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wessley mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Wessley

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International Interest
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Alt. Meaning

W is for warmth, the glow of your friendship.

E is for elegant, born within you.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

S is for special, you are, you know!

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wessley

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wessley

Karl Wessley

Karl was born in 1860. He died in 1931.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wessley U.S.
  White 80.43% 64.26%
  African American 14.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wessley

People with the last name Wessley are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Wessley

  • How Popular is the name Wessley? Wessley is the 24,402nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Wessley was the 98,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wessley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 257 babies born with the first name Wessley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wessley to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wessley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1926 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wessley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wessley is Wednesday, March 23rd, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Wessley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wessley was in 1978 with a total of 11 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Wessley: The name spelled backwards is Yelssew. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Weesysl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wessley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 184 people with the last name Wessley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wessley? Wessley is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Wessley name meaning

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