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Of English origin.

A place name originally, Woodrow, meant “row of houses by a wood”.

It was a rare name until it became known after Woodrow Wilson became President of the United States.

Alternative forms of the name are: Woodroe, Woody, Woodrowe.

Famous bearers are Woodrow Tracy “Woody” Harrelson, Woodrow Charles “Woody” Herman, Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Gurthie, Woodrow Lowe, Woodrow “Woody” Dantzler.

Bearer of the name was the colossal figure of American folk music heritage named Woodrow “Woody” Gurthie.

His songs inspired many generations musically and socially.