Wesley

Wesley is a name with an Anglo-Norman etymology. The "wes" portion of the name refers to the Western cardinal direction, while the word "lea" refers to a field, pasture, or other clearing in a forest. Thus, the name's origin refers to a "western lea," or a field to the west. The name was predominantly used as a surname until John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, inspired some parents to name their sons after him while also retaining the parents' own surname.

Darren Schneider is a prime example of a Wesley.

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Famous quotes containing the word wesley:

    Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

    And am I born to die?
    To lay this body down?
    And must my trembling spirit fly
    Into a world unknown?
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

    Jesus, Lover of my soul, Let me to thy bosom fly,
    While the nearer waters roll, While the tempest still is high;
    Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, Till the storm of life be past;
    Safe into the haven guide, O receive my soul at last.
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)