Of English origin.

It was used as a surname, derived from a place name, meaning “west meadow”.

Other forms of the name are: Wes, Wesly, West, Wessley, Westley.

Famous bearers are Wesley Snipes, Wesley Wales “Wes” Anderson, Wesley Carter “Wes” Welker, Wesley Sneijder, Wesley Barbosa De Morais, Wesley Fofana, Wesley Burrowes.

Worldwide celebrity Wesley Snipes is an actor, film producer and martial artist.

He collaborated with director Spike Lee in several films and became widely known after his leading role of Blade, in the “Blade” film trilogy.

In the following video you may watch Snipe’s short biography.