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Waite meaning and name origin
Waite \wa(i)-te\ as a boy's 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.
Waite has 3 variant forms: Waights, Waits and Wayte.
Baby names that sound like Waite are White, Witt, Jaide, Wade, Wayde, Wat and Watt.
Popularity of Waite
Waite is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2058 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Waite for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Waite with its variant forms and related boy baby names.