Neutral names starting with W
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An alphabetical list of neutral names starting with W, continued from the names page, see for more information. These are neutral-gender names, otherwise known as unisex names. They are equally appropriate for girls, boys, and people of any gender. Nonbinary people don't have to have neutral names, and many notable nonbinary people have names that are usually either masculine or feminine. Neutral names can help make it safer for people to explore their gender expressions. For people in English-speaking regions, some of the most familiar names of this kind include Willie and Whitney, but there are many more. Previous page: neutral names starting with V. Next page: neutral names starting with X.
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Waapalaa. Native American, Sac and Fox nation. Meaning "Playing fox."
Wabanang. Native American, Ojibwa. Meaning "Morning star."
Wade. English. Meaning "To wade in water" or "Wanderer."
Wahmenitu. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Spirit in the water."
Wainani. Hawaiian. Meaning "Beautiful water."
Wakapa. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "To excel."
Wakaun. Native American, Winnebago. Meaning "Serpent."
Wakechai. Native American, Sac and Fox. Meaning "Crouching eagle."
Wakinyela. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Dove."
Walker. English. Meaning "Walker."
Walvia. Native American, Taos. Meaning "Medicine root."
Wanangwa. South African, Tumbuka. Meaning "Freedom."
Waneta. Native American (?). Meaning "Shapeshifter."
Wangchuk. Tibetan, Bhutanese. Meaning "Mighty," and the Tibetan name for the god Shiva.
Wanyecha. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Wanyecha."
Washakie. Native American, Shoshoni. Meaning "Sweet smelling."
Watchemonne. Native American, Paxoje (Iowa). Meaning "Great speaker."
Wattana. Thai. Meaning "Development."
Wawinges. Native American, Ojibwa. Meaning "Skillful."
Wayan. Indonesian, Balinese. Meaning "Old, mature," and traditionally a name for a first-born.
Weatherly. English. From a surname meaning "From the sheep meadow," or "Shepherd." A "wether" is a castrated ram, and a "leigh" is a field or meadow.
Weaver. English. From a surname meaning "One who weaves cloth."
Wehilani. Hawaiian. Meaning "Adornment from heaven."
Wei. Chinese. Meaning depends on choice of character, some possibilities for which follow, not including some that are specifically feminine versions. 1. 威 (wēi) Meaning "Power, pomp". 2. 巍 (wēi) Meaning "Lofty, towering." 3. 伟 (wěi) Meaning "Great, robust, extraordinary".
Wellington. English. From the surname, from the place name, meaning "Weola's town."
Wenopa. Native American, Cheyenne. Meaning "Two moons."
Weshcubb. Native American, Objibwa. Meaning "Sweet."
Weslan. American, from the names Westland, Wesleyan, or Wesley.
West. English. Meaning "From the west."
Westry. English. From a surname meaning "Family from the west." Variations include Westray, Westrich, Westrey, and Westraigh.
Wickham. English. From a surname, from a place name, meaning "Settlement."
Wil. English and Dutch. Gender-neutral short form of masculine William, Wilhelm, Wilhemlus, and Willem, and of feminine Wilhelmina, Wilfreda, Willemina, and Wilma, which mean "Will, desire." Other gender-neutral variants of the short form of these names include Billie, Will, Willie, Wilmet, Wilmot, and Willy.
Willow. English. Meaning "From the willow grove."
Windsor. English. From a surname, from an Old English place name meaning "Riverbank with a windlass."
Win. English. Short form of Winfred and Winifred. Meaning "Holy reconciliation."
Winnie. Welsh. A pet form of feminine names such as Edwina and Winifred, and of masculine names such as Wynn.
Wisam. Arabic. Meaning "Badge of honor."
Wisconsin. American. French version of Native American place name meaning "Gathering of the waters."
Woape. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Hope."
Wobbe. Frisian. Neutral variant of the name Wob, meaning "Rule."
Woksapiwi. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Harvest moon."
Wowashi. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Worker."
Wozhupiwi. Native American, Sioux. Meaning "Spring moon."
Wray. Scandinavian. Meaning "From the corner."
Wrigley. American. From the surname.
Wu (务 wù). Chinese. Meaning "Affairs, business."
Wyeth. English. From the surname meaning "From the land by the willow tree."
Wyoming. American. From the place name of Native American origin meaning "Mountains and valleys."
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