Meaning:Man of the watch, watchman
For the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, there’s Wake—a masculine name with British roots. Originally an occupational surname, Wake means “man of the watch” or “watchman,” well-suited for an observant little tyke who can’t keep their eyes off you. Wake as a noun has several definitions, including to arise from sleep, a vigil, and a word for annual festivals held in parts of northern England. A certain archbishop of Canterbury, William Wake, famously bore this crisp surname—lending an air of nobility and charity to the title.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.