US Popularity:1657
Meaning:West meadow, west town
Short and sweet is the name of the game with a name like Wes. Picture wide open spaces and lush green hills with this British name that means "west meadow" from Wesley and “west town” from Weston. Or, you might imagine the whimsically charming aesthetic of Wes Anderson, one of the more famous bearers of this name. A shortened form of the Old English surnames Wesley and Weston, this name will be easy peasy for baby to learn to spell. If you're a fan of The Princess Bride—and really, who isn't?—then Wes could be a cute nod to the dashing Westley. Playing pirates will be so much more fun with a baby named for the Dread Pirate Roberts.

Wes Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Wes is currently #1939 on The Bump
Boy:Wes is currently #580 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Wes is currently #1657 in U.S. births
Boy:Wes is currently #569 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 149
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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