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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)

Notable Persons Named Waite

Waite Hoyt was a baseball player. Waite was born on September 9th, 1899 in Brooklyn. He left this life on August 25th, 1984.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Waite

Ralph Waite was an actor, voice artist, and political activist. His career lasted from 1954 to 2014. Ralph was born on June 22nd, 1928 in White Plains, New York. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 2014.


John Waite is a pop rock, hard rock, and power pop musician. He was most active from 1975 to present. John was given the name John Charles Waite on July 4th, 1952 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England.


Terry Waite is a humanitarian and author. Terry was given the name Terence Hardy Waite on May 31st, 1939 in Bollington.


Morrison Waite was a 7. He was most active from 1874 to 1888. Morrison was born on November 29th, 1816 in Lyme, Connecticut. He passed away on March 23rd, 1888.


Liam Waite is an actor. Liam was given the name Liam Owen East on March 20th, 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


Geneviève Waïte is an actress, singer, model, actor, singing, and model (people). Geneviève was born on February 13th, 1948 in Cape Town.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Waite as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Waite U.S.
  White 86.17% 64.26%
  African American 8.43% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.55% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.75% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Waite

People with the last name Waite are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Waite

  • How Popular is the name Waite? Waite is the 61,150th most popular name of all time. As a last name Waite was the 1,936th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Waite have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21 babies born with the first name Waite in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Waite? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Waite first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Waite is Friday, July 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Waite born? The highest recorded use of the first name Waite was in 1920 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Waite: Your name in reverse order is Etiaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ewiat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Waite? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,664 people with the last name Waite.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Waite? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Waite as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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