Name: Wesley

Origin and Meaning of the Name Wesley

  • Meaning:
    Western meadow
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (WESS lee); (WEZ lee)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Wesley)
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Miscellaneous Info for Wesley

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Historically, Wesley was used in memory of the founders of the Methodist church, John and Charles Wesley. At first, it was principally used by Methodists, but it has since spread to general use.

    Famous bearers include actor Wesley Snipes, film directors Wes Anderson and Wes Craven, and English footballer Wes Brown.

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