Name
WEST

Name WEST

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 978 births of West in the countries below, which represents an average of 7 births of children bearing the first name West per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 64 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom West   
In Italiano Nome West   


Information about the first name West

The first name West has been assigned to:
100.00% to boys
0.00% to girls
The country where the first name West is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

West in Japanese *

Romajiwesuto
Katakanaウェスト
Hiraganaうぇすと
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
West in Japanese
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West in sign language

West in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name West

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English west, from Old English west, from Proto-Germanic *westrą. Cognate with Scots wast, Saterland Frisian Wääste, West Frisian west, Dutch west, German West, Danish vest. Cognate also with Old French west, French ouest, Spanish oeste, Catalan oest, Galician oeste, Italian ovest (all ultimately borrowings of the English word). Compare also Latin vesper.
Adjective src :
  • west
  • Situated or lying in or toward the west; westward.
  • (meteorology) Of wind: from the west.
  • Of or pertaining to the west; western.
  • From the West; occidental.
  • (ecclesiastial) Designating, or situated in, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the east, or the part containing the chancel and choir.
Adverb src :
  • west (not comparable)
  • Towards the west; westwards.
Anagrams src :
  • Stew, Tews, ewts, stew, tews, wets
Noun src :
  • west (uncountable)
  • One of the four principal compass points, specifically 270°, conventionally directed to the left on maps; the direction of the setting sun at an equinox, abbreviated as W.
Pronunciation src :
  • enPR: wĕst, IPA(key): /wɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
Verb src :
  • west (third-person singular simple present wests, present participle westing, simple past and past participle wested)
  • To move to the west; (of the sun) to set. [from 15th c.]
  • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.prologue:
  • Foure times his place he shifted hath in sight, / And twice has risen, where he now doth West, / And wested twice, where he ought rise aright.
Noun (Coordinate terms) src :
  • (compass points)
Noun (Translations) src :
  • Also see Appendix:Cardinal directions for translations of all compass points
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • George West
  • Midwest
  • Westcentric
  • West plea
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Old English west, in turn from Proto-Germanic *westrą.
Adjective src :
Adverb src :
  • west
  • To the west, westards, westbound
  • From the west, western
  • In the west
Alternative forms src :
  • weste, wæst, weeste
Noun src :
  • west
  • west (compass point)
  • A location to the south; the south
  • The west wind
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /wɛst/, /ˈwɛːst(ə)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
Adjective (Descendants) src :
  • English: west
  • Scots: wast
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • English: west
  • Scots: wast
Noun (Coordinate terms) src :
Noun (Descendants) src :
  • English: west
  • Scots: wast
Noun (Related terms) src :
  • westerne
  • westward
Old French
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Old English west.
General
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • French: ouest→ Spanish: oeste
  • → Catalan: oest
  • → Galician: oeste
  • → Italian: ovest
Old English
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Germanic *westrą, whence also Old High German west, Old Norse vestr.
Adverb src :
  • west
  • west
Alternative forms src :
  • ƿest – wynn spelling
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /west/
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • Middle English: westEnglish: west
  • Scots: wast
  • → Old French: westFrench: ouest
IT Italian
Noun src :
  • west m (invariable)
  • West (historic area of America)
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • From Middle Dutch west, from Old Dutch west, from Proto-Germanic *westrą. Compare German West, English and West Frisian west, Danish vest.
Adverb src :
  • west
  • (only in compounds) west
  • westwards
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʋɛst/
  • Hyphenation: west
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
Adverb (Antonyms) src :
  • oost
Adverb (Coordinate terms) src :
  • (compass points)
Adverb (Derived terms) src :
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • Afrikaans: wes
  • → Papiamentu: wèst
Adverb (Synonyms) src :
  • westwaarts
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Old High German west, from Proto-Germanic *westrą. Compare Dutch, English, and West Frisian west, Danish vest.
Noun src :
  • West m (genitive Wests or West, no plural)
  • the west (used without article; a short form of Westen)
  • der Wind kommt aus West
  • the wind is coming from the west
  • a wind coming from the west (used with article)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
Noun (Coordinate terms) src :
  • (compass points)
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • westlich
  • westwärts
 

Popularity of the name West

Number of WEST births per year

Total births of West by country

Births with the first name West
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
915
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
31
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
17
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
10
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
4
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
1
0

Total births of West by country (last available year)

Births with the first name West
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
51
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
6
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
3
0
ABAlberta
2019
2
0
QCQuebec
2019
2
0

Comments on the name West

Personalities with the first name West

There is 0 personality with the first name West



Film Actors and Actresses with the first name West

There are 36 actors and actresses with the first name West
West Duchovny
West Tomelden
West Buchanan
West Chandler
West Mcmehan
West Barrington
West Dukes
West Delarosa
West Chico
West Gomez
West Ramsey
West Regent
West A. Helfrich
West Hogan
West Diedre
West Cummings
West Mcdowell
West Fancher
West Mcdonald
West Westbrook
West Hartley
West Liang
West Water Outlaws
West Uarije
West Savage
West Martin
West Rosen
West Ward
West Vaughan
West Owens

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name West
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name West

Rankings of first name WEST by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#554BC British Columbia2019
#1417QC Quebec2019
#1642US United State of America2019
#1734AB Alberta2019
#5745GB United Kingdom2019
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name WEST (female) births over the last year available in each country






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