Origin of the name Wesley
Wesley is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Wesley are in general originating from Bahamas, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Name meaning of Wesley
- The west meadow
- Western meadow
- Name Number: 8
- Interpretation: Outer, Body, Physical, Ambition, Power, Progress, Career, Success, Respect, Fame, Means, Karma
History and Related Information
English: from the surname of the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley (1703–91), and his brother Charles (1707–88), who was also influential in the movement. Their family must have come originally from one or other of the various places in England called Westley, the ‘western wood, clearing, or meadow’. The given name was at first confined to members of the Methodist Church, but is now very widely used among English-speaking people of many different creeds, often without reference to its religious connotations.
Short form: Wes.
Popularity of the given name
The name Wesley is ranked on the 670ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 396900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.013% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Wesley has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
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