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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wak"er
One who wakes.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A person who awakes ("an early waker")
  2. Someone who rouses others from sleep

From Middle English wakyr, from Old English wacor, waccor (“watchful, vigilant”), from Proto-Germanic *wakraz (“awake, watchful”), equivalent to wake +‎ -er. Cognate with Scots wakir (“watchful”), Dutch wakker (“awake”), German wacker (“awake, alert, capable, brave”), Swedish vacker (“wakeful, watchful, fair, comely”).

From wake +‎ -er.

  1. One who wakes somebody or something.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Waker U.S.
      White 46.49% 64.26%
      African American 47.63% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.23% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Waker

    People with the last name Waker are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Waker

    • How Popular is the name Waker? Waker is the 85,925th most popular name of all time. As a last name Waker was the 41,303rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Waker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Waker in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Waker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2010 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Waker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Waker is Thursday, June 15th, 1933.
    • What year had the most people named Waker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Waker was in 2010 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Waker: Your name in reverse order is Rekaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akerw. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Waker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 527 people with the last name Waker.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Waker? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Waker as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • Sources:
    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.