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Etymology & Historical Origin - Westin
Westin is the transferred use of an English surname originating from a location name. The name comes from the Olde English elements “west” (meaning “west”) and “tūn” meaning “settlement, enclosure” (from whence we get the word “town”). Quite literally Westin signified a town in the west or a western settlement. It may have also been given to a person who dwelled on a farm to the west of a village. In any case, surnames became widespread after the 11th century Norman Conquest of England. As the English monarchy began to institute personal taxation on its citizenry, surnames became a necessary means of identification. They either developed from place names (describing the location from where a person hailed) such as Weston or Westin. Or they were derived from occupation names such as Mason, Cooper or Carter. Or they were patronymic in nature, i.e. passed from the father (Harrison, Williamson, Jackson). Westin, for instance, was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, rendered as “Westun”. Spellings and pronunciations of surnames varied greatly from region to region due to the high rate of illiteracy in medieval England as well as the differences among local dialects.
Popularity of the Name Westin
Of course when we see the name Westin we can’t help but to think of the semi-upscale hotel chain. Perhaps he has a brother named Marriott and a sister named Starwood. We only jest. Obviously American parents aren’t naming their baby boys after a lodging option, but rather Westin is riding the wave of popularity created by a similar sounding surname-turned-first-name: Weston. Weston has been inching up the Top 1000 list pretty steadily since the beginning of the 21st century, so it’s no surprise that Westin appeared on the charts in 2009 to follow suit. Westin is less popular than Weston (or even Wesley), but he does share the “western” etymology. The directions of East and West have always held symbolic importance since they represent the directions from where the sun rises and to where it sets, respectively. The east usually symbolizes the dawning of a new day (which might attract some parents to the name Easton instead of Weston/Westin). The west, however, represents enlightenment and the Otherworld (or Afterlife). It’s symbolic of the unknown and of freedom – such as when the American pioneers moved westward. From this perspective, we get the appeal of the Weston/Westin names. The latter spelling, however, will always get connected to the hotel brand whether you like it or not.
Popularity of the Boy Name Westin
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Westin
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Westin
The Summoner (Gibson Elaine) - Westin Jamesson is just a “normal” twelve-year-old kid, until the day he finds out that magic is real, science is fiction, and magic and sorcery do exist outside of the “old world”. He freaks out … how would you feel if you found out that things like microwaves, cell phones, television, and automobiles were actually simple plastic boxes that are powered by magic? (I knew it all along!) What about the nifty trick of using dimension wormholes to “pass” between the magical village and the outside world? As Westin enters this new phase of his life, he finds himself threatened at every turn by mythical beasts, bullies (same thing), leg cramps, and “bad guys.” Thank goodness his best friends since he was a baby are actually “Magics” too – Cherry Flora, Cane Fidelisor, and Jerald Williamson. In his search to find a way to defend himself from these evils, he actually discovers his own special magical talents. Kindle Book. Recommended for ages 10-13.
Famous People Named Westin
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Personality of the Boy Name Westin
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
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