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WESLEY

Meaning: Western Woods
Main Origin Language: English
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In 2017 the name Wesley...

• was given to 3,547 baby boys
• was the 111st most popular name for baby boys
• was 72% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Hampshire, Maine, and Montana
• was least popular in Nevada, Alabama, and Texas
• a unisex name which was given to boys 98% of the time
• was about as popular as Miles and Nathaniel
Babies Named Wesley Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Wesley...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1977
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 66% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 6% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Laramie, Jedediah, Jameel, Jamila, Ariane, Aisha
• has the most opposite popularity history to Edwin, Eddy, Jacky, Karol, Vallerie, Aline
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Wesley Per State
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Geographically the name Wesley...

• 7% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Owen, Henry, Emmett, Charlotte, Evelyn, Nora
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Joel, Christian, King, Kimberly, Alyssa, Ashley
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Wesley by the Baby Name Institute

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• What are the chances a kid named Wesley will be the only kid named Wesley in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Wesley compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Wesley rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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