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40 Wonderful Girl Names that Start with W

Jan 3, 2022

40 Wonderful Girl Names that Start with W

AHEAD: The ultimate list of “W” names for girls.

If you’re looking for a beautiful girls’ name starting with the letter W, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single “W” name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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Before we begin, I will give you fair warning:

There are VERY few modern girls’ names that start with W.

There’s just one in the top 100… zero in the top 200… and zero in the top 300! In total, there are just 10 “W” names ranking in the top 1000.

And trendiness aside, there are very few female W names in general.

I did my very best to round up all of the W names for girls that could conceivably make a great baby name. Some of the choices are a little wacky and unusual, but nothing is too far out there to be downright weird.

Without further ado, let’s go check out this list of ideas and find the perfect name for your daughter.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these wow-factor girl names that start with W.

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Traditionally male “W” names for girls

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All of these “W” names are typically given to boys but would make for super cool girls’ names.

Walker

  • Name meaning: Person who walks or inspects.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking for girls but ranks #206 for boys.

Wallace or Wallis

  • Name meaning: Welshman or foreigner.
  • Popularity: Neither of these spellings is ranking for girls. Wallace ranks #914 for boys.

Warren or Warryn

  • Name meaning: Park keeper.
  • Popularity: Neither of these spellings is ranking for girls. Warren ranks #341 for boys.
 

Waylen or Waylon

  • Name meaning: Land by the road.
  • Popularity: Neither of these southern names is ranking for girls. Waylon ranks #103 for boys.

Wendell

  • Name meaning: Wanderer.
  • Popularity: This two-syllable W name isn’t ranking.

Wesleigh or Weslie

  • Name meaning: Western meadow.
  • Popularity: Neither of these names is ranking for girls. Wesley ranks #98 for boys.

Weston or Westyn

  • Name meaning: Western town.
  • Popularity: Neither of these names is ranking for girls. Weston ranks #104 for boys.

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Unique “W” names for girls

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All of these unique girl names that start with W are interesting and unique.

Like I said earlier, since the options for W names are super limited, I did my best to come up with a not-too-wacky list of ideas.

Wakely

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wakelynn

  • Name meaning: Invented name.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Walden

  • Name meaning: Wooded valley or valley of the Welsh.
  • Popularity: This unusual W name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Walton or Waltyn

  • Name meaning: Walled town.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wednesday

  • Name meaning: Day of the week.
  • Popularity: This Addams Family-reminiscent name isn’t ranking.

Wellsley

  • Name meaning: Meaning unknown.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Westleigh

  • Name meaning: Invented name meaning western meadow.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wimberly

Windy or Wyndee

  • Name meaning: Blowing air.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Winsley

  • Name meaning: Unknown meaning.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Winslow

  • Name meaning: Friend’s hill or burial ground.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wisteria

  • Name meaning: A plant with cascades of bluish purple flowers.
  • Popularity: This nature-inspired name isn’t ranking.

Woodlynn

  • Name meaning: Invented name meaning wood lake.
  • Popularity: This long name isn’t ranking.

Woodsley

  • Name meaning: Invented name meaning wood clearing.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wylie

  • Name meaning: Clever.
  • Popularity: This short name isn’t ranking for either gender.

Wyoming

  • Name meaning: State.
  • Popularity: This geographical W name isn’t ranking.

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Old fashioned “W” names for girls

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Most of these girl names that start with W are recognizable—but—IMHO they’ve seen better days.

Walda

  • Name meaning: Ruler.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wanda

  • Name meaning: Wanderer.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Wendi or Wendy

  • Name meaning: Friend.
  • Popularity: This W name hasn’t ranked since 2018.
 

Wilhelmina or Wilhemina or Willamina or Willemina

  • Name meaning: With gilded helmet. Will. Desire. Protection.
  • Popularity: This long girls’ name isn’t ranking.

Wilma

  • Name meaning: With gilded helmet. Will. Desire. Protection.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Winifred or Winnifred

  • Name meaning: Peaceful friend or blessed peacemaker.
  • Popularity: This W name isn’t ranking.

Winona or Winonah or Wynona or Wynonna

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More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for girl names that start with W

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name with “W” as the first letter.

  • Wakely Charlotte
  • Wakelynn Grace
  • Walda Madelyn
  • Walden Juliet
  • Walker Evelyn
  • Wallace Sophia
  • Waltyn Everleigh
  • Wanda Piper
  • Warren Blakely
  • Waverly Jade
  • Waylen Brooke
  • Wednesday Lily
  • Wellsley Harper
  • Wendell Rose
  • Wendi Hailey
  • Wesleigh Belle
  • Westleigh Mae
  • Westyn Sage
  • Whitley Blair
  • Whitney Faye
  • Winter Ruby
  • Wisteria Lennox
  • Woodlynn Paige
  • Woodsley Hart
  • Wren Magnolia
  • Wrenley Blake
  • Wylie Madison
  • Wyoming Skye
 

Final thoughts on W names for girls

As you’ve now seen for yourself, there aren’t a whole lot of mainstream girl names that start with W.

That said, there are some cool ideas on this list, and hopefully you fell in love with at least one or two!

Before you make your daughter’s name official, here are a few questions worth asking yourself:

    1. Are you prepared to hear “wow, what a unique name!” on a regular basis? If you name your daughter Winter or Wakelynn, for example, you might get this a lot.
    2. Will young kids be able to pronounce the name? It’s really common for little ones to have trouble pronouncing letters and sounds such as “R”, “S”, “L”, “Th”, and “Z”. Names like Wrenley and Wellsley might be particularly hard for your daughter and her friends to say for a few years.
    3. Do her initials spell anything undesirable? Be really careful if you choose a middle name starting with a vowel. Willow Abigail might be a pretty name combination… but what if she marries a Mr. Robinson? Then her initials will be WAR. You should also do a Google search of your baby’s initials before finalizing them.

You may decide that none of this matters to you.

Ultimately, you and your partner should choose whichever girl name that starts with W that makes you the happiest. It’s a very personal decision that only you can make!

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect W name for your baby girl!

40 Wonderful Girl Names that Start with W