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Meaning and Origin of: Wake

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Wet field

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Northern English and Scottish : from the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning ‘wakeful’, ‘vigilant’ (from vaka ‘to remain awake’), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).