[ 2 syll. woo-drow, wo-odr-ow ] The baby boy name Woodrow is pronounced WUH-DRow †. Woodrow's origin is Old English, and its use, English. The name Woodrow means 'he who lives by a row of houses by a wood'. Its meaning is derived from wood ; row. The first name is from the surname, which is itself from an Old English place name. The popularity of the name was given a boost by the US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).
Woodrow is uncommon as a baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 1913, 0.435% of baby boys were named Woodrow. It had a ranking of #44 then. The baby name has seen a substantial decline in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. In 2018, within the family of boy names directly related to Woodrow, Drew was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Woodrow: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; UH as in "look (L.UH.K)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"
Details of famous persons named Woodrow:
Singer Woody Guthrie, born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie 14 July 1912 - 3 October 1967, Okemah, Oklahoma.
US President Woodrow Wilson, born 28 December 1856 - 3 February 1924, Staunton, Virginia.