What does Watkins mean?
Watkins [watkins] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Watkins is "son of Walter, little Walter".
Affiliated boy name: Walter.
(male) Walkins, Watwin, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
Watkins Yousif (W.Y.), ..
How popular is Watkins?
Watkins is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#222 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Walter (#308 from recent data) is the only popular variation form of Watkins (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this relation of Watkins reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (#13) and is now much diminished (#308, 96% less usage), with Walter becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Watkins is alike in pronunciation to Atkins. Other suggested similar names are Gains, Hawkins, Hawkyns (see Hawkins), Hopkins, Jenkins, Parkins, Perkins, Rains, Rawlins, Wain, Waits, Wallis, Walwin, Walwinn (see Walwyn), Waring, Warrin, Watson, Watts, Waylin, Wilkins and Willkins (see Wilkinson). Like Watkins, these names are not frequently used.See names in meaning and etymology.