Look for great baby girl name beginning with W with our list that includes origins and meanings. Decide whether your newborn could be a Wendy, Willow or Wynne


1. Wanda

  • Origin: Polish
  • Meaning: wanderer

2. Warhi

  • Origin: Indian
  • Meaning: goddess Durga

3. Wasimah

  • Origin: Arabic
  • Meaning: pretty

4. Wendy

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  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: friend; the name was invented by James Barrie for his book Peter Pan

5. Whitney

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: white island

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6. Wilfreda

  • Origin: Old English
  • Meaning: aspiring to peace; the feminine form of Wilfred

7. Williamina

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: strong helmet: the feminine form of William
  • Also: Elma, Minna and Minnie

8. Wilma

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: wishing protection; a short form of Wilhelmina now used as a separate name

9. Willow

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: graceful, after the tree that grows near water

10. Winifred

  • Origin: Anglo-Saxon
  • Meaning: blessed peacemaking
  • Also: Freda, Win and Winnie

11. Winona

  • Origin: Sioux
  • Meaning: eldest daughter

12. Wren

  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: bird

13. Wyetta

  • Origin: Old German
  • Meaning: wood; the feminised version of Wyatt

14. Wynne

  • Origin: Welsh
  • Meaning: fair, pure

About our author Catherine Ball

Catherine Ball is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about parenting and health. She has been a journalist for 20 years, writing for a wide range of regional and national publications. She is also mum to 4 children between the ages 3 and 12, so has drawn up many, many lists of baby names over the past few years.

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