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What does Waits mean?

Waits Pronunciation of Waits [waits] as a name for boys is of Middle English derivation, and Waits means "guard, watchman". Waits is an alternate form of Waite (Middle English): occupational name.

Associated with: guard (defender).


Waits has 1 variant: Waights.

1 more different relation via Waite: Wayte.

Creative forms:
(male) Waith, Whitts, ..

(female) Waiki, Wait, ..

Middle name pairings:
Waits Joan (W.J.), ..

How popular is Waits?

Waits is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#5642 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Waits has yet to be listed in the list thus far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Waits is alike in pronunciation to Oates, Watts, Yates and Yeats. Other recommended names are Frits, Mats, Pats, Wain, Walt, Wapiti, Wat, Watt, White and Witt. Like Waits, these names are not frequently used.

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