Wesley Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Wesley:
Transferred use of the surname taken from the place-name Westley which is derived from the Old English elements west (west) and lēah (wood, clearing, meadow). The surname has the definition "dweller near the western wood or clearing." Var: Wesly, Westly, Wezley. Short: Wes.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Wesley
Wes, Lee, Les
- Meanings and history of the name Wesley
I've heard that Wesley is an anglicized version of the name "Wenceslas," meaning Great Glory.
Other meanings are: (English) "western meadow" or also "from the Western Meadow"
- Famous real-life people named Wesley
Wesley Snipes, distinguished actor
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church
Charles Wesley, great hymnwriter
Wesley "Two Scoops" Berry, contender from the original "American Gladiators."
Wesley "Wes" Craven, film director, best-known for A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream series
Wesley "Wes" Anderson, film director, best-known for Fantastic Mr. Fox and Rushmore
Paul Wesley, actor
Wesley "Wes" Welker, wide receiver of the Denver Broncos
- Wesley in song, story & screen
Wesley, otherwise known as the Man in Black, hero of The Princess Bride (book and movie) - The Princess Bride character is actually WesTley with a T in the middle.
Wesley Dodds, secret identity of the original Sandman in DC comics
Wesley Crusher, from Star Trek
Wesley Gibson, main character in the film "Wanted"
Wesley Pegden, character from 1973 film "Last of the Summer Wine"
Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, character from TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer and "Angel the Series"
"Wesley Why" is a song by Matt Wertz
Wesley Fitzgerald, Brother to Ezra Fitz in "Pretty Little Liars"
Wesley, the boy that glows in the movie The Lorax (Dr. Seuss).