Wyatt Name Meaning

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What Does Wyatt Mean?

The name Wyatt is an old English name meaning "brave at war." It is derived from the Medieval name Wyot which, itself, is a form of the given name Wigheard, with wig meaning "war" and heard meaning "brave."  Alternative spellings, used by the Normans in the Middle Ages, are Wiot and Gyot.

Over the years Wyatt has remained a popular name for boys in the U.S. In 2014, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher chose the name Wyatt for their daughter. Parents who choose this name for their child might appreciate its relaxed-meets-classic-meets-elegant vibes.

  • Origin: The name Wyatt has Old English heritage and it means, "brave at war."
  • Gender: Wyatt is a commonly used boy name and rarely used girl name.
  • Pronunciation: Wy-uht

Although many baby names are separated by gender, Verywell Family believes that sex does not need to play a role in your name selection process. It’s important to select a name that you feel suits your new baby the best.

How Popular is the Name Wyatt?

The name Wyatt has never been a top 1,000 baby name for girls. But, for boys, it has been a consistently chosen name. In fact, Wyatt has been a top 1,000 baby name since the year 1900.

Since 1900, the name Wyatt has remained in the top 1,000 charts. In 2004 it hopped into the top 100. Since then Wyatt has made a slow yet steady upward climb, however, never reaching the top 10. Wyatt's peak popularity years were 2019 and 2020 when it sat at 29th place.

Name Variations

Variants of the name Wyatt include:

  • Giot (Norman)
  • Wiot (Norman)
  • Wylie (English/Scottish)
  • Wy (English)
  • Wyot (Medieval English)

Similar Names

Other names to consider for those who like Wyatt:

  • Aiden
  • Bryson
  • Caleb
  • Dylan
  • Elliot
  • Hadrian
  • Jeremy
  • Kayden
  • Liam
  • Micah
  • Noah
  • Odin
  • Paxton
  • Tyler
  • Xavier
  • Zack

Other old English names to consider are:

  • Acton
  • Ansley
  • Bentley
  • Brock
  • Caldwell
  • Farley
  • Halton
  • Jarvis
  • Knox
  • Parker
  • Preston
  • Radcliff
  • Slade
  • Thatcher
  • Truman

Here are some other names that start with W:

  • Wade
  • Wael
  • Ward
  • Warren
  • Wesley
  • Westin
  • Whit
  • Wiley
  • Willis
  • Winston
  • Winter
  • Wolfe
  • Wylder
  • Wyeth
  • Wynn

Suggested Sibling Names

Potential sibling names for Wyatt could be: 

  • Audrey
  • Blythe
  • Brook
  • Carter
  • Dane
  • Dani
  • Ellie
  • Emerson
  • Emme
  • Hunter
  • Marlow
  • Max
  • Penelope
  • Penn
  • Piper
  • Theo
  • Yolanda

Famous People Named Wyatt

Check out this list of famous people named Wyatt:

  • Wyatt Agar, an American politician
  • Wyatt Allen, an American rower
  • Wyatt Bardouille, an American filmmaker
  • Wyatt Borso, an American soccer player
  • Wyatt Cenac, an American television correspondent
  • Wyatt Crocket, a New Zealand rugby player
  • Wyatt Davis, an American football player
  • Wyatt Gooden, an American racing driver
  • Wyatt Henderson, an American football player
  • Wyatt Houston, an American football player
  • Wyatt Hubert, an American football player
  • Wyatt Jones, an American canoeist
  • Wyatt Knight, an American actor
  • Wyatt Oleff, an American actor
  • Wyatt Sanford, a Canadian boxer
  • Wyatt C. Whitely, an American chemist

Still searching for the perfect baby name? Check out these related baby name lists for even more options: 

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  1. Social Security Administration. Popularity of a Name Wyatt.

By Shannon Day
Shannon Day is a freelance writer specializing in parenting, lifestyle, and women's humor. She has been published in several online parenting and lifestyle sites as well as in print. Shannon is also the co-author of Martinis & Motherhood: Tales of Wonder, Woe & WTF?!