Wren: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Wren

Wren

Pronunciation: REHN (key)

Origin of the name Wren:

Derived from the Old English wrenna, wroenna (wren).

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My middle name is Wren. I never realized it was strange until I got older and people made comments about it. I like it, but people ask, "Is it like 'Ren and Stimpy'"? My father's family is Native American and his name is Bird, so my parents decided to give me a name reflective of that.

I love this name even though it gets negative reviews because it's the name for a small, scrawny songbird. It's a combination of my parents' names: William and Karen. If I don't use this as a first name, it will definitely be a middle name for my daughter.

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Though all resources pointed to this name being used for boys, we named our girl Wren. It's full of uniqueness without being difficult. She loves her name and I couldn't imagine a better fit.

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Meanings and history of the name Wren: | Edit

A wren is any of a family (Troglodytidae) of small, typically-brownish oscine singing birds; especially a very small, widely distributed bird (Troglodytes troglodytes) that has a short erect tail and is noted for its song

Famous real-life people named Wren: | Edit

Alan Wren (born 1964), English rock drummer
Bob Wren (born 1974), Canadian ice hockey player
Christopher Wren (1632–1723), English architect and scientist
Frank Wren (born 1958), American baseball executive
John Wren (1871–1953), Australian businessman
M. K. Wren (born 1938), American author
Matthew Wren (1585–1667), English clergyman and scholar
P. C. Wren (1875–1941), British author
Thomas Wren (1826–1904), American politician
Wren Blackberry, American teacher and author
Wren Blair (born 1925), a former Canadian ice hockey coach

Wren in song, story & screen: | Edit

Wren MacPherson, baby character in the comic strip "Baby Blues" by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
"Wren," book about a girl
Wren Stevens from the Disney show "Even Stevens"
Wren in the 2012 movie "fun sized"

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