Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RIET  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Old English wyrhta meaning "wright, maker", an occupational name for someone who was a craftsman. Famous bearers were Orville and Wilbur Wright, the inventors of the first successful airplane.

Related Names

Given Name DescendantWright(English)
Same SpellingWright 2


Entry updated January 22, 2019