US Popularity:3896
Meaning:From the west; In or toward the west; Evening, night
West is a gender-neutral name of Old English origins. Meaning “from the west” or “in or towards the west,” West also comes from the term signifying “evening” or “night.” More commonly known as a surname, trendsetter West is now leading the way for directional names, placing North, South, and East on the map too. The sleek and trendy name can be used on its own or as a short form for the more conventional Weston or Wesley. A name like this encourages playful baby to seek out adventure, proving that not all those who wander are lost.

Famous People Named West

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  • Jerry West
    Basketball Player
  • Mae West

West Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:West is currently #3510 on The Bump
Boy:West is currently #2392 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:West is currently #1938 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:West is currently #3896 in U.S. births
Boy:West is currently #4049 in U.S. births
Girl:West is currently #22184 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 6208
from 2019
In comparison to the previous year's data
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