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Quick Facts on Wyatt

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 41
Simple meaning:
Tough in war

Characteristics of Wyatt

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Wyatt

Thanks to Wyatt Earp, we think of Wyatt as a characteristically American Old West name when, in fact, it’s derived from an Old Norman-French surname, itself originating from an Olde English personal masculine name “Wīgheard.” The name is made up of the Old Anglo-Saxon elements “wīg” meaning “war, battle” and “heard” meaning “hard, firm, solid, not soft” derived from the Proto-Germanic root *hardu- meaning “severe, cruel, extremely tough”. In other words, Wyatt is a bad-ass. It’s almost like Wyatt Earp was destined to have such a name – as Sigmund Freud said, our names are perhaps a “piece of our soul”. In any case, Wyatt was a name made famous to Americans by Wyatt Earp (for more detail on Wyatt Earp, see historical references below). Wyatt is a boy’s name used mainly in the United States and Canada.

Popularity of the Name Wyatt

Wyatt has been around for over 100 years, but in generally low doses. The name received various boosts over the years with the release of the many popular films about the famous lawman, Wyatt Earp, reminding expectant parents of the all-American name. However, Wyatt didn’t really take hold to the charts until the mid-1990s. The name finally achieved Top 100 status in 2004, and has quietly gained ground since then. The name will forever be associated with toughness, pioneering ruggedness and the Old West. From this perspective, the name is “all boy” (not to mention his “battle ready” etymology). Yet, somehow, surprisingly, the name also feels so sweet and adorable.
Popularity of the Boy Name Wyatt
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Wyatt

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Wyatt

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Wyatt

    Wyatt We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Wyatt.

  • Popular Songs on Wyatt

    Popular Songs on Wyatt

    Lullaby for Wyatt - a song by Sheryl Crow

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Wyatt

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Wyatt

    Quiet Wyatt (Larry Dane Brimner) - A little boy can rumble like thunder and roar like a lion but today he prefers to be quiet Wyatt. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Way to Wyatt's House (Nancy White Carlstrom) - This is a story about two siblings on a quiet walk to their friend Wyatt’s house. They listen to the "CRINCH CRINCH CRINCH!" of leaves under their feet and the "SWOOSH SWOOSH SWOOSH!" of the grass in the wind. But at Wyatt's, they "jump out of quiet into LOUD!" Recommended for ages 2-5.

    Wyatt Earp: Legends of the West (Michael E Goodman) - In this exciting and carefully researched account of the life of Wyatt Earp, the author gives his readers a vivid picture of what life was like in the mid to late 1880’s. It was certainly an unsettled time and men often turned their hand to a variety of jobs, just as Wyatt did. Packed with photographs and interesting side bars, this is a title which will delight readers who are interested in the Wild West. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Wyatt The Wonder Dog: Learns About Good Manners (Lynne Watts) - Wyatt the Wonder Dog is always wondering about something and lately, it is how to get his friend Max to change his bossy insensitive behavior. What can he do? How can he confront Max without hurting his friend's feelings and jeopardizing their friendship? Join Wyatt as he considers some rather unusual options until he finally discovers that a heart to heart talk with Max can create a new friendship with an old friend. This entertaining book will captivate young children everywhere while teaching an important lesson about friendship and communication. It is an excellent resource for parents and counselors alike. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Wyatt Walker Turbo Talker (Christine Gormican Hierl) - "Why do hiccups make me hic? Can I reach the clouds on my pogo stick? Why do my eyelashes flitter and flutter? If I shake up a cow, can I make butter?" Meet Wyatt Walker, Turbo Talker. When you’re a four-year old like Wyatt, the world is an exciting place just waiting to be explored. With so much to see and learn, Wyatt discovers there is no end to his curiosity or to his questions. Come along with our friend for the day as he chatters on and finds out the best answer of all can be found in his imagination. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Wyatt's Wagon: Thinking of Others (Gary Bower) - This book will entertain young children as they learn about the joy of thinking of others. Each book teaches a principle through a compelling story while expressive illustrations fill each page with color and emotion. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Wyatt

    Famous People Named Wyatt

    Famous People Named Wyatt - Wyatt Earp (legendary lawman of the Old West)

  • Children of Famous People Named Wyatt

    Children of Famous People Named Wyatt

    Famous People who Named their Son Wyatt - David James Elliott (actor); Goldie Hawn (actress); Kurt Russell (actor); Sheryl Crow (musician)

  • Historic Figures

    Wyatt - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (19 Mar 1848 – 13 Jan 1929) - Wyatt Earp was a jack of all trades in his day. Dabbling in everything from farming to gambling to investing to mining to law-enforcement, this man went with the opportunities. He spent his early life in Iowa, and before developing the reputation as a solid lawman, Wyatt found himself in some mischief (arrested three times for “being found in a house of ill-fame”). He eventually went with his brothers to Tombstone, Arizona following a boomtown mentality and buying mining and water rights. This is when they encountered some problems with outlaw Cowboys. Wyatt is most well-known for his part in the famous "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" during which three of the “bad-guy” Cowboys were killed. This 30-second gunfight would define the rest of his life as the "toughest and deadliest gunman of his day." The town Earp, California in the Mojave Desert stands in his honor.

Personality of the Boy Name Wyatt

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Wyatt

  • No Variations Found.
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