Woods 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 Woods mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Woods

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)
African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Woods means "A very good fellow".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Woods means "Forrest".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
  1. plural of wood
  2. (uncountable) A dense collection of trees covering a relatively small area; smaller than a forest.
  3. (Military) For chemical behavior purposes, trees in full leaf (coniferous or medium-dense deciduous forests).

Notable Persons Named Woods

Notable Persons Named Woods


Woods is a soccer player for the Fagiano Okayama FC, Yokohama F. Marinos, Sagan Tosu, and Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Woods was born on April 28th, 1986 in Yokohama.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Woods

Notable Persons With the Last Name Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is a golf player.

James Woods

James Woods is an actor and producer. His ongoing career started in 1970. James was given the name James Howard Woods on April 18th, 1947 in Vernal, Utah.

Zach Woods

Zach Woods is an actor/comedian. He has been prominent since 2004. Zach was born on September 25th, 1984 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Xavier Woods

Xavier was born on September 4th, 1986 in Columbus, Georgia.


Raekwon is a hip hop music musician. His ongoing career started in 1992. Raekwon was given the name Corey Quontrell Woods on January 12th, 1970.

Sage the Gemini

Sage the Gemini is a hip hop music musician. He has been prominent since 2008. Sage was given the name Dominic Wynn Woods on June 20th, 1992 in Fairfield, California, or San Francisco, California, U.S.

  • Earl Woods
    Military Person
  • Granville Tailer Woods
  • Stuart Woods
  • Cheyenne Woods
  • D. Woods
  • Jr. Thomas E. Woods
  • Phil Woods
  • Donald Woods
  • Rose Mary Woods
    Personal Secretary to the President
  • Robert Woods
    Football Player
  • Chris Woods
    Soccer Player
  • Tyrone Woods
    Baseball Player
  • Aaron Woods
  • Chevy Woods

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Woods U.S.
  White 58.30% 64.26%
  African American 35.30% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.74% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Woods

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

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Fun Facts about the name Woods

  • What name lists does Woods rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Woods? Woods is the 27,679th most popular name of all time. As a last name Woods was the 144th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Woods have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 200 babies born with the first name Woods in the United States. That's more than enough people named Woods 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 Woods? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Woods first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Woods is Monday, March 10th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Woods born? The highest recorded use of the first name Woods was in 2019 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Woods Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Woods is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Woods: The name spelled backwards is Sdoow. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sdwoo. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Woods? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 177,425 people with the last name Woods.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Woods? Woods was ranked as the 144th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Woods name meaning

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