Other Origin(s):French, German
Waite is a masculine name for celebrating the baby you just can't wait to meet! Dating back to the Middle Ages, it derives from Old French, English, and German and means "watchman" or "guard." Waite was introduced to England during the Norman Conquest of 1066. Followers of William the Conqueror used it as an occupational name for someone who stood guard at a fort. Some other medieval forms to bring out baby's watchful eye are Wate, Wayte, and Waight.
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