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What does Waite mean?

Waite Pronunciation of Waite as a boys' name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Waite is "guard, watchman". Occupational name. Christmas carolers were known as "waits" because the custom of singing carols started with bands of watchmen who would sing tunes as the night passed. Actor and musician Tom Waits.

ASSOCIATED WITH Wa-, guard (defender), occupational, night (dark)


VARIANTS Waights, Waits, Wayte

(male) Wate, ..

(female) Waida, ..

Waite Fredrick (W.F.), ..

How popular is Waite?

Waite is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#1892 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Waite has yet to be listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Waite name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Waite outside U.S.

Similar Names

Waite is pronounced similarly to Wat, Watt, White, Wiatt, Witt and Wyatt. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Dante, Harte, Nate, Sante, Tate, Tayte, Wade, Wain, Wake, Walt, Walter, Wapiti, Warde, Ware, Watts, Wayde, Wayne and Whitey. These names tend to be more frequently used than Waite.

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