Male Pet Names – W

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Male pet names beginning with “W”…

Waffle
Origin: English
Meaning: To talk foolishly or without purpose; idle away time talking

Wagner
Origin: Dutch
Meaning: Wagon driver

Wags
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: To move briskly and repeatedly from side to side

Waldo
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Ruler
Literary Notable: The character you have to find in the children’s books Where’s Waldo?

Wallace, Wally
Origin: English
Meaning: Stranger
Movie Notable: The bumbling, well-intentioned star of the animated films and series Wallace & Gromit.

Walnut
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: An edible nut

Walt
Origin: English
Meaning: Ruler
Trivia: Walt Disney the cartoon film producer, brought Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many other great characters to the silver screen.

Warlock
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A male witch; sorcerer

Washington
Origin: Name
Meaning: The first president of the United States of America, George Washington; capitol city of the U.S.

Watson
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Walter
Literary Notable: Dr John H. Watson, assistant to Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th-century detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Webster
Origin: English
Meaning: Weaver
TV Notable: The adorable kid adopted by the Papadopolis’ in the 1980s American sitcom, Webster.

Wesley
Origin: English
Meaning: West meadow
Notable: Actor Wesley Snipes

Whiskers
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Long stiff hairs on a cheek or chin

Whiskey
Origin: Irish
Meaning: Alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain

Whistler
Origin: English
Meaning: Piper

Whopper
Origin: English
Meaning: Something uncommonly large of it’s kind
Trivia: Burger King’s signature sandwich.

Wicket
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A small door or gate; a term used in the sport of cricket

Widget
Origin: English
Meaning: A small manufactures item

Wiggles
Origin: English
Meaning: To move from side to side
Trivia: The Wiggles are a children’s musical group from Australia

Wilbur
Origin: English
Meaning: Will, desire and fortress
Literary Notable: “Some pig” in the children’s book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

Wiley
Origin: Old English
Meaning: Tricky river

Willard
Origin: Germanic
Meaning: Strong

William, Will
Origin: English
Meaning: Valiant protector

Willis
Origin: English
Meaning: Descendant or servant of Will

Willow
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Freedom; tree

Wilson
Origin: English
Meaning: Son of William
Movie Notable: The brand of volleyball in the film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks.

Winston
Origin: English
Meaning: Joy stone
Trivia: Famous British prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

Wishbone
Origin: American
Meaning: A forked bone
TV Notable: Title character of the PBS children’s television show starring a Jack Russell Terrier.

Wizard
Origin: Middle English
Meaning: A person who practices magic; magician or sorcerer

Wolf
Origin: English
Meaning: Any of several large carnivorous mammals of the dog family

Woodrow, Woody
Origin: English
Meaning: Lane in the woods

Woofsworth, Woofy, Woofer
Origin: Derived from the sound a dog makes

Wrangler
Meaning: A cowboy
Trivia: A famous brand of jeans.

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