Other Origin(s):Dutch, German, Uncertain
Meaning:Western town; One who lived to the west of the village; Dweller at the west farm
Of English origin, Westen is a masculine name that is believed to have originated in the 10th century. Boasting a variety of definitions, it is thought to mean “western town,” “one who lived to the west of the village,” or “dweller at the west farm.” Also a surname, Westen, has Dutch, German, and Jewish roots and originated from a habitational name bestowed upon people who traveled from further west. With a name like Westen, baby might travel the world.
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