Meaning and Origin of: Wake

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Wet field

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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).