Wyatt Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Wyatt started as a surname before transitioning to a common first name, following a trend similar to names like Harrison and Jackson.

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A Deep Dive

Wyatt Overview

Meaning

Brave in war

Gender

Boy

Origin

English

Etymology

Derived from the Old English name Wigheard.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈwaɪ.ət/

Popularity

Consistently popular in the United States, ranked #46 in 2022 and has been in the top 100 since 2004.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

5 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Classic, Cool, Vintage, Cute

Associated Traits

Strong, confident, innocent

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Carries a strong, rugged connotation from figures like Wyatt Earp, linking it to themes of courage and justice​.
A Deep Dive

Wyatt Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Wat, Watt, Witt, Wye, Wiatt, Wyeth

Common Nicknames

Wy, Wyley, Wyeth, Whitt, Wybie, Wizzy, Watt, Woot, Wyattino, Wyatticus

Diminutives

Wy, Wye, Wyattie, Wy-Man, Witty, Wyley, Wyeth, Wy-Wy, Wyster

Famous People

  • Wyatt Earp
    (American Lawman)
  • Wyatt Cenac
    (American Comedian)
  • Wyatt Russell
    (American Actor)
  • Wyatt Oleff
    (American Actor)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Wyatt Earp
    ("Wyatt Earp," Film)
  • Ben Wyatt
    ("Parks and Recreation," TV Series)
  • Wyatt Halliwell
    ("Charmed," TV Series)
  • Wyatt
    ("Weird Science," Film)
  • Leo Wyatt
    ("Charmed," TV Series)

Places

  • Wyatt Community
    (Indiana, USA)
  • Wyatt City
    (Missouri, USA)
  • Wyatt Community
    (West Virginia, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Wyatt?

The name Wyatt means “brave in war.” It originates from an Old English word that describes a warrior who is strong and courageous. People named Wyatt are often perceived as confident and determined leaders, radiating a sense of strength that inspires others around them.

What Is the Origin of The Name Wyatt?

Wyatt is derived from the Anglo-Saxon name “Wigheard,” with “wig” meaning war or battle, and “heard” meaning brave or hardy. The name evolved from “Wyot” during the Middle Ages and has been used in English-speaking countries ever since, embodying a knightly and brave connotation.

Wyatt Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Wyatt in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#292021#382022#462023
Top 3 Rankings#252017#272018#292019

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Wyatt

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202346
(-8 from 2022)
6237
(-931 from 2022)
0.34061
202238
(-9 from 2021)
7168
(-868 from 2021)
0.38271
202129
No change from 2020
8036
(-174 from 2020)
0.42891
202029
No change from 2019
8210
(-621 from 2019)
0.44386
201929
(-2 from 2018)
8831
(-347 from 2018)
0.45952
201827
(-2 from 2017)
9178
(-540 from 2017)
0.47218
201725
(+8 from 2016)
9718
(+141 from 2016)
0.49103
201633
(+1 from 2015)
9577
(-78 from 2015)
0.47279
201534
(+5 from 2014)
9655
(+762 from 2014)
0.47226
201439
(+3 from 2013)
8893
(+327 from 2013)
0.43397
201342
(-1 from 2012)
8566
(+335 from 2012)
0.42391
201241
(+7 from 2011)
8231
(+546 from 2011)
0.40563
201148
(+9 from 2010)
7685
(+308 from 2010)
0.37831
201057
(+3 from 2009)
7377
(-26 from 2009)
0.35908
200960
(+2 from 2008)
7403
(+91 from 2008)
0.34905
200862
(+7 from 2007)
7312
(+790 from 2007)
0.33535
200769
(+13 from 2006)
6522
(+687 from 2006)
0.29444
200682
(-1 from 2005)
5835
(+479 from 2005)
0.26615
200581
(+9 from 2004)
5356
(+382 from 2004)
0.25177
200490
(+19 from 2003)
4974
(+1275 from 2003)
0.23536
2003109
(+12 from 2002)
3699
(+467 from 2002)
0.17605
2002121
(-14 from 2001)
3232
(-369 from 2001)
0.15639
2001107
(+3 from 2000)
3601
(+191 from 2000)
0.17410
2000110
(+21 from 1999)
3410
(+515 from 1999)
0.16329
1999131
(+6 from 1998)
2895
(+173 from 1998)
0.14198
1998137
No change from 1997
2722
(-25 from 1997)
0.13424
1997137
(-3 from 1996)
2747
(-42 from 1996)
0.13750
1996134
(-6 from 1995)
2789
(-37 from 1995)
0.13919
1995128
(+69 from 1994)
2826
(+1282 from 1994)
0.14050
1994197
(+178 from 1993)
1544
(+916 from 1993)
0.07575
1993375
(-9 from 1992)
628
(-16 from 1992)
0.03040
1992366
(+33 from 1991)
644
(+74 from 1991)
0.03068
1991399
(+5 from 1990)
570
(-1 from 1990)
0.02689
1990404
(+24 from 1989)
571
(+91 from 1989)
0.02653
1989428
(+42 from 1988)
480
(+101 from 1988)
0.02290
1988470
(-7 from 1987)
379
(+15 from 1987)
0.01893
1987463
(+55 from 1986)
364
(+70 from 1986)
0.01866
1986518
(+86 from 1985)
294
(+84 from 1985)
0.01530
1985604
(-16 from 1984)
210
(+3 from 1984)
0.01091
1984588
(+2 from 1983)
207
(-1 from 1983)
0.01103
1983590
(+9 from 1982)
208
(+2 from 1982)
0.01116
1982599
(-28 from 1981)
206
(-17 from 1981)
0.01092
1981571
(-5 from 1980)
223
(-10 from 1980)
0.01197
1980566
(+48 from 1979)
233
(+40 from 1979)
0.01256
1979614
(-8 from 1978)
193
(+4 from 1978)
0.01077
1978606
(+30 from 1977)
189
(+12 from 1977)
0.01106
1977636
(-35 from 1976)
177
(-6 from 1976)
0.01035
1976601
(+6 from 1975)
183
(+4 from 1975)
0.01121
1975607
(+58 from 1974)
179
(+31 from 1974)
0.01103
1974665
(+11 from 1973)
148
(+9 from 1973)
0.00908
1973676
(-21 from 1972)
139
(-11 from 1972)
0.00861
1972655
(+33 from 1971)
150
(+5 from 1971)
0.00896
1971688
(+54 from 1970)
145
(+22 from 1970)
0.00798
1970742
(+40 from 1969)
123
(+26 from 1969)
0.00646
1969782
(+39 from 1968)
97
(+16 from 1968)
0.00530
1968821
(+135 from 1967)
81
(+24 from 1967)
0.00456
1967956
(-6 from 1966)
57
(-1 from 1966)
0.00320
1966950
(-119 from 1965)
58
(-20 from 1965)
0.00319
1965831
(+70 from 1964)
78
(+7 from 1964)
0.00412
1964901
(+10 from 1963)
71
(+4 from 1963)
0.00350
1963911
(-15 from 1962)
67
(-5 from 1962)
0.00325
1962896
(-41 from 1961)
72
(-8 from 1961)
0.00343
1961855
(-98 from 1960)
80
(-24 from 1960)
0.00371
1960757
(-100 from 1959)
104
(-33 from 1959)
0.00480
1959657
(-86 from 1958)
137
(-47 from 1958)
0.00632
1958571
(-110 from 1957)
184
(-94 from 1957)
0.00854
1957461
(+8 from 1956)
278
(+20 from 1956)
0.01270
1956469
(+190 from 1955)
258
(+134 from 1955)
0.01202
1955659
(+325 from 1954)
124
(+67 from 1954)
0.00593
1954984
(-88 from 1953)
57
(-7 from 1953)
0.00275
1953896
(+57 from 1952)
64
(+8 from 1952)
0.00320
1952953
(+100 from 1951)
56
(+10 from 1951)
0.00284
19511053
(-76 from 1950)
46
(-4 from 1950)
0.00241
1950977
(+20 from 1949)
50
(+1 from 1949)
0.00275
1949997
(-43 from 1948)
49
(-4 from 1948)
0.00272
1948954
(+110 from 1947)
53
(+7 from 1947)
0.00297
19471064
(-33 from 1946)
46
(+2 from 1946)
0.00248
19461031
(-15 from 1945)
44
(+5 from 1945)
0.00267
19451016
(-146 from 1944)
39
(-14 from 1944)
0.00284
1944870
(+74 from 1943)
53
(+3 from 1943)
0.00382
1943944
(-11 from 1942)
50
No change from 1942
0.00344
1942933
(+54 from 1941)
50
(+8 from 1941)
0.00355
1941987
(-48 from 1940)
42
(-4 from 1940)
0.00335
1940939
(+15 from 1939)
46
(+3 from 1939)
0.00388
1939954
(+141 from 1938)
43
(+8 from 1938)
0.00379
19381095
(-39 from 1937)
35
(-2 from 1937)
0.00308
19371056
(-28 from 1936)
37
(-1 from 1936)
0.00338
19361028
(+198 from 1935)
38
(+8 from 1935)
0.00357
19351226
(-110 from 1934)
30
(-5 from 1934)
0.00280
19341116
(+43 from 1933)
35
(+3 from 1933)
0.00330
19331159
(-207 from 1932)
32
(-15 from 1932)
0.00314
1932952
(+176 from 1931)
47
(+11 from 1931)
0.00437
19311128
(-91 from 1930)
36
(-8 from 1930)
0.00337
19301037
(+18 from 1929)
44
(+2 from 1929)
0.00390
19291055
(-229 from 1928)
42
(-21 from 1928)
0.00379
1928826
(+234 from 1927)
63
(+19 from 1927)
0.00552
19271060
(+4 from 1926)
44
(+1 from 1926)
0.00379
19261064
(-91 from 1925)
43
(-6 from 1925)
0.00375
1925973
(-135 from 1924)
49
(-17 from 1924)
0.00426
1924838
(+44 from 1923)
66
(+7 from 1923)
0.00565
1923882
(+128 from 1922)
59
(+10 from 1922)
0.00521
19221010
(-8 from 1921)
49
No change from 1921
0.00435
19211002
(-37 from 1920)
49
(-2 from 1920)
0.00431
1920965
(-288 from 1919)
51
(-33 from 1919)
0.00463
1919677
(+132 from 1918)
84
(+19 from 1918)
0.00827
1918809
(+110 from 1917)
65
(+17 from 1917)
0.00620
1917919
(+20 from 1916)
48
(+2 from 1916)
0.00500
1916939
(-107 from 1915)
46
(-8 from 1915)
0.00498
1915832
(-30 from 1914)
54
(+11 from 1914)
0.00613
1914802
(+4 from 1913)
43
(+8 from 1913)
0.00629
1913806
(+10 from 1912)
35
(+6 from 1912)
0.00653
1912816
(+8 from 1911)
29
(+13 from 1911)
0.00642
1911824
(-2 from 1910)
16
(+2 from 1910)
0.00663
1910822
(-232 from 1909)
14
(-6 from 1909)
0.00671
1909590
(+189 from 1908)
20
(+8 from 1908)
0.01131
1908779
(-80 from 1907)
12
(-2 from 1907)
0.00721
1907699
(+228 from 1906)
14
(+6 from 1906)
0.00883
1906927
(-186 from 1905)
8
(-3 from 1905)
0.00555
1905741
(+323 from 1904)
11
(+5 from 1904)
0.00768
19041064
(-368 from 1903)
6
(-5 from 1903)
0.00433
1903696
(+317 from 1902)
11
(+5 from 1902)
0.00851
19021013
(-417 from 1901)
6
(-6 from 1901)
0.00452
1901596
(+84 from 1900)
12
(-2 from 1900)
0.01038
1900680
(-132 from 1899)
14
(+1 from 1899)
0.00864
1899548
(+63 from 1898)
13
No change from 1898
0.01129
1898611
(+70 from 1897)
13
(+3 from 1897)
0.00984
1897681
(-243 from 1896)
10
(-10 from 1896)
0.00820
1896438
(+202 from 1895)
20
(+9 from 1895)
0.01550
1895640
(-176 from 1894)
11
(-7 from 1894)
0.00869
1894464
(+45 from 1893)
18
(+4 from 1893)
0.01441
1893509
(+132 from 1892)
14
(+3 from 1892)
0.01157
1892641
(+322 from 1891)
11
(+6 from 1891)
0.00837
1891963
(-397 from 1890)
5
(-7 from 1890)
0.00458
1890566
(-84 from 1889)
12
(-3 from 1889)
0.01003
1889482
(+2 from 1888)
15
(-1 from 1888)
0.01260
1888484
(+60 from 1887)
16
(+5 from 1887)
0.01232
1887544
(-4 from 1886)
11
(-1 from 1886)
0.01006
1886540
(+101 from 1885)
12
(+3 from 1885)
0.01008
1885641
(-121 from 1884)
9
(-4 from 1884)
0.00776
1884520
(+279 from 1883)
13
(+7 from 1883)
0.01059
1883799
(-259 from 1882)
6
(-6 from 1882)
0.00533
1882540
(-80 from 1881)
12
(-2 from 1881)
0.00983
1881460
(+5 from 1880)
14
(-1 from 1880)
0.01293
1880465
First SSA data recorded
15
First SSA data recorded
0.01267

American States Popularity Rankings for Wyatt

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Ohio (OH)

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Florida (FL)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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Michigan (MI)

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Illinois (IL)

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North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#182021#172022#362023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#142021#132022#322023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#612021#692022#712023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#182021#182022#292023

Washington (WA)

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Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#182021#252022#272023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#252021#242022#482023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#212021#292022#432023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#122021#172022#182023

Colorado (CO)

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Tennessee (TN)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Oklahoma (OK)

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Oregon (OR)

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Utah (UT)

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Iowa (IA)

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Kentucky (KY)

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Kansas (KS)

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Louisiana (LA)

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Maryland (MD)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Alabama (AL)

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Arkansas (AR)

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Massachusetts (MA)

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Idaho (ID)

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Nebraska (NE)

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New Jersey (NJ)

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West Virginia (WV)

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Nevada (NV)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Montana (MT)

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Maine (ME)

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Connecticut (CT)

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North Dakota (ND)

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South Dakota (SD)

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New Mexico (NM)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Alaska (AK)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Vermont (VT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Delaware (DE)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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Popularity Rankings for Wyatt in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Popularity in New Zealand

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2822020#3122021#1982022

Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2952021#3522022#3122023

Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#4142021#5092022#3962023

Popularity in Switzerland

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Wyatt a Name for Boys or Girls?

Wyatt is primarily a masculine name and has been popularly used for boys in English-speaking countries.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Wyatt

Wyatt in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Wyatt Earp (Lawman, 1848-1929): An iconic figure of the American Old West, Wyatt Earp is best known for his role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. He also worked as a gambler, saloon keeper, and miner.
  • Wyatt Cenac (Comedian, born 1976): An American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer, Wyatt Cenac is known for his work on "The Daily Show" as a correspondent and for his various stand-up specials.
  • Wyatt Russell (Actor, born 1986): An American actor and former professional hockey player, Wyatt Russell has appeared in films such as "Overlord" and the TV series "Lodge 49". He is the son of actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
  • Wyatt Oleff (Actor, born 2003): Known for his roles in "Guardians of the Galaxy" as young Peter Quill and in the "It" movie series as one of the young members of the Losers' Club.
  • Wyatt Earp ("Wyatt Earp," 1994 Film): A historical Western film that dramatizes the life of the legendary American lawman Wyatt Earp, focusing on his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral .
  • Ben Wyatt ("Parks and Recreation," 2009 TV Series): A character known for his love of calzones, accounting, and his role as a city manager and later husband to protagonist Leslie Knope .
  • Wyatt Halliwell ("Charmed," 1998 TV Series): One of the children in the Halliwell family, who is shown as a powerful witch with both Whitelighter and witch heritages.
  • Wyatt ("Weird Science," 1985 Film): A high school nerd who, along with his friend, creates a beautiful woman via a computer, leading to various comedic and bizarre adventures .
  • Leo Wyatt ("Charmed," 1998 TV Series): A Whitelighter (guardian angel for witches) and later husband to one of the Halliwell sisters, known for his healing abilities and guidance .
  • Wyatt Community, Indiana, USA: A small unincorporated community situated in the northern part of Indiana. It is known for its rural setting and local farming activities.
  • Wyatt City, Missouri, USA: A city located in the southeastern region of Missouri. The area is characterized by its quiet environment and close-knit community.
  • Wyatt Community, West Virginia, USA: Another unincorporated community, found in the northern part of West Virginia. It offers a peaceful rural lifestyle typical of the region.

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