Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈwɑt/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Middle English given name Wat or Watt, a diminutive of the name Walter. A noteworthy bearer was the Scottish inventor James Watt (1736-1819).

Related Names

RootWat (given name)
Other Languages & CulturesWouters, Wauters, Wolters(Dutch) Gauthier, Gautier(French) Walter, Walther, Welter, Wolter(German) Watson(Scottish) Gutiérrez, Gutierrez(Spanish) Waltersson(Swedish)


Entry updated April 23, 2024