What Does The Name Waite Mean?


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The word 'Waite' can trace its origin in the Middle English period and the meaning it conveys is that of a 'watchman' or 'Guard'. The origin of the name started as such with the custom of singing Christmas carols by watchmen who were known as 'Waite'. They used to sing the tune with the passage of night and since then the occupational name started being used to name people in some societies.

The word is a rarely used as a first name but as a surname you can find several people bearing it. It is not only this name that conveys the meaning of a watchman but there are some other variants of the name also and the variants are 'Waights' Wayte and Waits.

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