Meaning and Origin
What does the name Wren mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
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User Submitted Meanings
- A user from the United Kingdom says the name Wren means "Little bird".
- According to 2 people from the United States and Australia, the name Wren means "Small bird".
- 2 people from Canada and Philippines agree the name Wren is of English origin and means "little songbird".
- A submission from Pennsylvania, U.S. says the name Wren means "It's a type of bird" and is of American origin.
- [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the family Troglodytidæ.
- [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.
Note: ☞ Among the species best known are the house wren (Troglodytes aëdon) common in both Europe and America, and the American winter wren (Troglodytes hiemalis). See also Cactus wren Marsh wren, and Rock wren, under Cactus Marsh, and Rock.
Note: ☞ Among these are several species of European warblers; as, the reed wren (see Reed warbler, under Reed), the sedge wren (see Sedge warbler, under Sedge), the willow wren (see Willow warbler, under Willow), the golden-crested wren, and the ruby-crowned wren (see Kinglet).
Etymology: OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna wrænna, perhaps akin to wrǣne lascivious
- Any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
- English architect who designed more than fifty London churches (1632-1723)
Originally a nickname from Middle English wrenne (“wren”).
- A surname.
- Sir Christopher Wren, English architect
- (rare) A male or female given name from English from the noun wren.
From the similarity to WRNS, influenced by wrens (birds).
- (Britain, informal) A female member of the Royal Navy (a member of the WRNS)