Usage: 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, Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America.
- Western meadow
- The west meadow
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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 8.
Qualities: Leader, Visionary
Ruling planet: Saturn
Colors: Black, Purple
Gemstones: Ruby, Amethyst
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 850500 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.012% of the population. The name Wesley has six characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Wesley for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
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History and Origin
Wesley, a shortened version of "Wesleydale", is a name with an Anglo-Norman etymology. The "wes" portion of the name refers to the Western cardinal direction, while the word "lea" refers to a field, pasture, or other clearing in a forest. Thus, the name's origin refers to a "western lea," or a field to the west. The name was predominantly used as a surname until John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, inspired some parents to name their sons after him while also retaining the parents' own surname.
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.
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