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Gender: male
Pronunciation: WY-ut, WY-at, WIE-at
Meaning: little guy, little warrior, brave in war
Related Names: Wiatt, Wye, Wyeth, Wyot

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 95


Name: wyatt Origin: French,,, English,, Meaning (no case): little guy, little warrior, brave in war



The name Wyatt derives from the English surname that originates from the Anglo-French name “Wyot” and the French name “Guyot” meaning “little guy,” which is a combination of the name “Guy” meaning “a guide” or “a leader” and the diminutive suffix “ot.” Alternatively, Wyatt may stem from the Old English “wig” meaning "war" and “heard” meaning "brave" or “hardy.”


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Wyatt ranked as the 855th most popular male first name and the 565th most popular last name. In the United States, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular boys' names twelve decades since 1880.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 200 most popular boys' names every year from 2000 (111th) through 2006 (82nd).

United States Popularity of the boy's name Wyatt in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:82nd
  • Year: 2005 Rank:81st
  • Year: 2004 Rank:90th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:109th
  • Year: 2002 Rank:119th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:107th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:111th



  • Andrea 'Andi' Wyatt, portrayed by Kathleen York, is a fictional U.S. Representative of Maryland in the television drama “The West Wing” created by Aaron Sorkin.
  • Eunice Gardner Twining Martin Wyatt, portrayed by Marion Brash and (subsequently) Ann Williams, was a fictional housewife and secretary on the television soap opera “Search for Tomorrow.”
  • Leo Wyatt, portrayed by Brian Krause, is a character on the television show “Charmed.”
  • “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” “I Married Wyatt Earp” and “Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone” are movies which were made in 1955, 1983 and 1994, respectively.


  • Wyatt Earp – American wild west figure and lawman who is well-known for his involvement in the shootout at the OK Corral.
  • Andrew Newell Wyeth – 20th century realist painter nicknamed the “Painter of the People.”
  • Wilson Watkins Wyatt – Former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1959 – 1963).
  • Tammy Wyatt – Miss Maryland, USA, in 1993.
  • Thomas Wyatt (the younger) – 16th century English rebel leader who is widely recognized for the uprising “Wyatt's rebellion.”
  • Thomas Henry Wyatt – 19th century architect who was elected President of the “Royal Institute of British.”



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about WyattRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning little guy, little warrior, brave in war  +
Meaningnc little guy, little warrior, brave in war  +
Name wyatt  +
Origin French  +, and English  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation WY-ut, WY-at, WIE-at  +
Rank in 2000s 95  +
Related Wiatt  +, Wye  +, Wyeth  +, and Wyot  +
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