Wesley

Male

Meaning

From The West Field

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈwɛsli/

Traits associated with the name Wesley:

Dogs named Wesley tend to be loving, affectionate, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Wesley?

Naming your dog Wesley suggests that you have a strong appreciation for classic literature, as the name is derived from the character of Wesley in the novel "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman. It also suggests that you have a sense of humor and a love for adventure.

Is Wesley a good dog name?

Wesley has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Wesley isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

1,191
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711
New York City Dog Name Database
937
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Wesley is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Wesley was, in the past month, the 436th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Wesley is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Wesley was viewed 0 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Wesley's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Wesley is most adored in Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Maryland, Delaware and Illinois.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Wesley.

Most popular breeds named Wesley:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Dachshund
  3. German Shepherd
  4. West Highland White Terrier
  5. Chihuahua

Wesley is found in these categories:

british dog names
british

Associated with John Wesley, founder of Methodist movement in England.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular during the 19th century, it echoes Methodist founder John Wesley.

posh dog names
posh

Derived from old English nobility, it screams aristocratic pedigree and refinement.

Dog names like Wesley:

Sherlock holmes smart sidekick.
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A common old man grumpy name
Genuine, bold or brave
Home ruler
Home ruler
Wesley dog name meaning

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