Wood 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 Wood

User Submitted Origins

African American

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  1. A submission from Vietnam says the name Wood means "Tree Wood".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Wood
Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.

Etymology: OE. wod, AS. wōd; akin to OHG. wuot, Icel. ōðr, Goth. wōds, D. woede madness, G. wuth wut, also to AS. wōð song, Icel. ōðr, L. vates a seer, a poet. Cf. Wednesday

verb Wood
To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.
noun Wood
  1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; -- frequently used in the plural."Light thickens, and the crow Makes wing to the rooky wood." [Shak.]
  2. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber."To worship their own work in woodand stone for gods." [Milton.]
  3. [Bot] The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.
  4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.

Note: ☞ Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.

Etymology: OE. wode wude, AS. wudu wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi�r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs

verb Wood
To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.
verb Wood
To take or get a supply of wood.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head ("metal woods are now standard")
  2. Any wind instrument other than the brass instruments
  3. The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  4. United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)
  5. English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)
  6. English conductor (1869-1944)
  7. United States film actress (1938-1981)
  8. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived in or near a wood.
  2. An occupational surname​ for a woodsman.

Wood was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Wood

Notable Persons Named Wood

Wood Harris

Wood Harris is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present. Wood was given the name Sherwin David Harris on October 17th, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Wood Newton

Wood Newton is a country music singer-songwriter. He plays Guitar, Piano, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Wood was born on September 16th, 1946 in Hampton, Arkansas, U.S.

Wood Jones

Wood Jones was a scientist. Wood was given the name Frederic Wood Jones on January 23rd, 1879. He passed away on September 29th, 1954.

Wood Moy

Wood was born in New York.


Wood was born in 1903. He left this life in 1977.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Wood

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wood

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood is an actress. She has been prominent since 1994. Evan was born on September 7th, 1987 in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood is an actor and film producer. He has been prominent since 1988. Elijah was given the name Elijah Jordan Wood on January 28th, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Natalie Wood

Natalie Wood was an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1943 to 1981. Natalie was given the name Natalia Nicholevna Zacharenko on July 20th, 1938 in San Francisco, California, U.S. Natalie is also known as Natasha Gurdin and Natalie Wood Wagner. She left this life on November 29th, 1981.

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood is a rock music and blues musician. He plays ESP Guitars and Duesenberg Guitars. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Ronnie was given the name Ronald David Wood on June 1st, 1947 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. Ronnie is also known as Ronnie Wood, Ron Wood, and Woody.

Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an actor. He has been prominent since 2010. Chris was given the name Christopher Charles Wood on April 14th, 1988.

Roy Wood

Roy Wood is a glam rock, psychedelic music, progressive rock, pop rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock, cello rock, art rock, and hard rock musician. He plays guitar, bass, cello, flute, sitar, saxophones, clarinet, recorder, oboe, bassoon, drums, percussion, bagpipes, French horn, crumhorn, double bass, keyboards, Recorder (musical instrument), Fender Stratocaster, Fender Electric XII, and Gibson J-45. He has had major accomplishments since 1964. Roy was born Roy Wood on November 8th, 1946 in , Birmingham, England,.

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wood U.S.
  White 88.72% 64.26%
  African American 5.57% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.84% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wood

People with the last name Wood are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wood

  • What name lists does Wood rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Wood? Wood is the 23,488th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wood was the 84th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wood have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 275 babies born with the first name Wood in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wood 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 Wood? 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 Wood first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wood is Saturday, July 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Wood born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wood was in 1914 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Wood Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wood is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Wood: The name spelled backwards is Doow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Wdoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wood? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 250,715 people with the last name Wood.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wood? Wood was ranked as the 84th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Wood name meaning

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