Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Guard or watchman
If baby’s observant eyes are glued to your every move, perhaps a name that means “guard” or “watchman” will suit. Waits is a masculine title that began its journey as an Anglo-Saxon surname, from the German wahten and Anglo-Norman-French waite, meaning “watch.” Waits and Waites were also borne by British town pipers who often played the Wait-pipe, aka shawm—the predecessor to the oboe. Replete with musical significance, Tom Waits is a prolific namesake should your little muse one day be drawn to gritty blues music with vivid storytelling.
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