Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. WAHT-sən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Patronymic derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter.

Related Names

VariantsWalter, Walters, Walterson, Waters, Watkins, Watt, Watts(English)
Other Languages & CulturesWouters, Wauters, Wolters(Dutch) Gauthier, Gautier(French) Walter, Walther, Welter, Wolter(German) Gutiérrez, Gutierrez(Spanish) Waltersson(Swedish)
Given Name DescendantWatson(English)


Entry updated December 8, 2017