Wyatt - Meaning of Wyatt
[ 2 syll. w-yat(t), wy-a-tt ] The baby boy name Wyatt is pronounced as WEYaeT †. Wyatt is used mostly in the English language and it is of Germanic origin. It is derived from the elements 'wit' meaning wide ; 'witu' wood, forest. An old form of Wyatt is Wido (Germanic). The name was borne by the American gunfighter and lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929), who was involved in the famed shootout at the OK Corral.
In addition, Wyatt is a derivative (English) of the German name Wighard.
Wyatt has 16 derivatives. Derivatives include Whyatt, Wiat, Wiate, Wiatt, Wiatte, Wy, Wyat, Wyate, Wyath, Wyathe, Wyatte, Wye, Wyeth, Wyethe, Wyett, and Wytt. See also the related form, the English and French Guy.
Wyatt is a very popular baby name for boys, and it is also viewed as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1950s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.406% of baby boys were given the name Wyatt. Its ranking then was #41. Out of all boy names in its group, Wyatt was the most frequently used in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Wyatt: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"