Hello Jennifer,

I was reading book called The Bungalow by Sarah Jio and I really liked the hero’s first name: Westry.
I was wondering if you could tell me more about it just for fun. I also wondered if you would like to add it to your site.bungalow-sarah-jio


Dear Amy,

Westry is originally an English surname, meaning “Family from the West.” Variations include Westray, Westrich, Westrey, Westraigh and many more. The name was first recorded in the 1200’s in Lincolnshire, UK.

I love finding unique fictional character names and researching them! You should write the author and ask her how she came upon the name for her character.

Hope that helps and thanks for the cool addition to our database!


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