Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WEHS-lee
, WEHZ-lee
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Meaning & History

From an English surname that was derived from a place name, itself meaning "west meadow" from Old English west "west" and leah "woodland, clearing". It has been sometimes given in honour of John Wesley (1703-1791), the founder of Methodism.

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Entry updated January 21, 2022