Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Wrestling

Wrestling Brewster was only six years old when he made the voyage to Cape Cod from Plymouth, England on the Mayflower in 1620. He was accompanied by his parents, William and Mary Brewster, and his older brother Love (his brother Jonathan and sisters Patience and Fear were left behind in England until they could follow a couple years later). William and Mary’s oldest child, Jonathan, is pretty much the only one given a normal name. These enthusiastic Puritans followed that up with Patience, Fear, Love and Wrestling. Wait, Wrestling? Yah, that’s what we thought at first, too. But when we thought about it, it started to make sense. We already knew the Puritans were known for their whacky naming styles. Wrestling is simply a reference to Genesis 32 wherein Jacob “wrestles” with either an angel of God or God Himself (on that point the Bible isn’t entirely clear). In any case, the famous Biblical wrestling scene supposedly symbolizes a lesson in humility for Jacob. It serves to demonstrate his insignificance up against God (and, in our humble opinion, it also serves to demonstrate the size of Jacob’s Kahuna’s). In Olde English, the word “wræstlung” essentially described the sport of two men pulling, twisting and throwing each other. To “wrest” means to “twist, wrench, bend”. Old Wrestling Brewster died unmarried before the age of 30, so there was no Wrestling, Jr. to follow. At least not that we know of.

All About the Baby Name – Wrestling

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME WRESTLING

The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged.  They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME WRESTLING

It’s safe to say that Wrestling Brewster is one of the few, if only, boys ever named Wrestling in the history of America. Due to the fact that he was a Mayflower passenger means that Wrestling was one of the first European names to land on American soil. For that reason alone we thought it was worth adding to our database. We also don’t think he got it as bad as his sister, Fear Brewster.

Quick Facts

ON WRESTLING

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

RESS-leen

SIMPLE MEANING:

To twist, wrench, bend

Characteristics

OF WRESTLING

Independent

Individualistic

Ambitious

Strong-willed

Inventive

Successful

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Wrestling

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME WRESTLING

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Wrestling

Popular Songs

ON WRESTLING

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Wrestling


Famous People

NAMED WRESTLING

Wrestling Brewster (Mayflower passenger)

Children of Famous People

NAMED WRESTLING

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Wrestling

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME WRESTLING

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Wrestling