Name
WEST

Name WEST

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 1,145 births of West in the countries below, which represents an average of 8 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 75 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 :
  • In most senses and as an English surname, from west, the direction.
  • As a Finnish surname, Americanized from Vesterinen.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English west, from Old English west, from Proto-West Germanic *westr, 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, Portuguese oeste, Catalan oest, Galician oeste, Italian ovest (all ultimately borrowings of the English word). Compare also Latin vesper (“evening”), with which it is possibly cognate via Proto-Indo-European.
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, the liturgical west, that part of a church which is opposite to, and farthest from, the part containing the chancel.
Adverb src :
  • west (not comparable)
  • Towards the west; westwards.
Anagrams src :
  • ESWT, Stew, Tews, ewts, stew, tews, wets
Noun src :
  • west (usually uncountable, plural wests)
  • 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.
  • Alternative form: (abbreviation) W
  • The western region or area; the inhabitants thereof. [circa 1300]
  • (ecclesiastical) In a church: the direction of the gallery, opposite to the altar, and opposite to the direction faced by the priest when celebrating ad orientem.
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.]
Noun (Coordinate terms) src :
  • (compass points)
Noun (Translations) src :
  • Also see Appendix:Cardinal directions for translations of all compass points
Middle English
Etymology src :
  • From Old English west, from Proto-West Germanic *west, *westr, from Proto-Germanic *westrą, from *westraz, from Proto-Indo-European *wek(ʷ)speros (“evening”).
Etymology (Adjective) src :
Etymology (Adverb) src :
  • west
  • To the west, westwards, westbound
  • From the west, western
  • In the west
Etymology (Alternative forms) src :
  • wæst, weeste, weste
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • west
  • west (compass point)
  • A location to the south; the south
  • The west wind
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /wɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • west
  • Alternative form of weste (“desolate”)
Etymology (Verb) src :
  • west
  • Alternative form of westen (“to move west”)
Old French
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from Old English west.
General
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • French: ouest→ Catalan: oest→ Galician: oeste→ Italian: ovest→ Portuguese: oeste→ Spanish: oeste
Old English
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-West Germanic *westr, see also Old High German west, Old Norse vestr.
Adverb src :
  • west
  • west
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /west/
Adverb (Descendants) src :
  • Middle English: westEnglish: west
  • Scots: wast
  • → Old French: west (see there for further descendants)
Old Saxon
Verb src :
  • wēst
  • second-person present indicative of witan
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • Unadapted borrowing from English west.
Noun src :
  • west m (invariable)
  • West (historic area of America)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈwɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: wèst
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • From Middle Dutch west, from Old Dutch west, from Proto-West Germanic *westr, 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
  • Negerhollands: west
  • → Papiamentu: wèst
Adverb (Synonyms) src :
  • westwaarts
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Middle High German and Old High German west, from Proto-West Germanic *westr. Compare Dutch west, English west, West Frisian west, Danish vest.
Noun src :
  • West m (strong, 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 - 2022
1,066
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
40
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
17
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
10
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
6
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
3
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
1
0
CLChili
2010 - 2021
1
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
1
0

Total births of West by country (last available year)

Births with the first name West
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
71
0
ABAlberta
2022
2
0
DEGermany
2022
1
0
ITItaly
2021
1
0

Comments on the name West

Personalities with the first name West

There are 6 personalities with the first name West


Cyrus Field
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United states of america
Entrepreneur Inventor Financier


John West Wells
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United states of america
Geologist Biologist University teacher Paleontologist Cnidariologist


Charles West Kendall
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United states of america
Journalist Lawyer Politician Editor


Isaiah West Taber
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United states of america
Photographer


Charles West Cope
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United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Illustrator Painter Etcher


Joseph West Ridgeway
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United kingdom
Diplomat Civil servant Politician



Film Actors and Actresses with the first name West

There are 40 actors and actresses with the first name West
West Duchovny
West Tomelden
West Buchanan
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 Kaneshiro
West Lynch
West Gordon
West Liang
West Water Outlaws
West Uarije
West Patawa Charles
West Savage
West Martin
West Rosen
West Ward
West Vaughan

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
#1486US United State of America2022
#1729AB Alberta2022
#10937DE Germany2022
#21477IT Italy2021
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name WEST (female) births over the last year available in each country