First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Wat

Play Source
Automated Male (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
Automated Female (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Wat?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Wat mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Wat

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Wat to us below

International Interest

Borrowing from Thai วัด (wát).

  1. A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
    There are two near this village.

Borrowing from Amharic [Term?].

  1. A kind of stew or curry eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Variation of what.

Origin unclear; possibly from what.

    wat was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Luxembourgish, Middle Dutch, Middle English, Middle Low German, Old Dutch, Old High German, Polish, Portuguese, Transylvanian Saxon, Vilamovian, and West Frisian

    Notable Persons Named Wat

    Wat was born on December 4th, 1934 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Wat is also known as Cluverius IV and Wat Tyler. He died on February 14th, 2010.


    Wat was born on July 6th, 1917 in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen. He passed away on August 23rd, 1994.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wat

    Aleksander was born on May 1st, 1900 in Warsaw. He left this life on July 29th, 1967.


    Teresa Wat is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Richmond Centre. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present.


    Where is the name Wat popular?

    International Interest for Wat

    Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

    Longer bars in the bar graph indicate that people in the country are more interested in the name. Not all countries that have shown an interest in the name are listed in the bar graph.

    United States
    South Africa
    United Kingdom

    Popularity in the US

    View popular names by state or region.

    Popularity of Wat as a last name

    The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Wat as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Hawaii, California, or New York.

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wat U.S.
      White 12.72% 64.26%
      African American 4.24% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 74.91% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 6.71% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wat

    People with the last name Wat are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Wat

    • How Popular is the name Wat? As a last name Wat was the 69,392nd most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Wat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wat is Tuesday, August 16th, 1881.
    • How unique is the name Wat? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wat. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Wat: Your name in reverse order is Taw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wta. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Wat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 283 people with the last name Wat.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wat? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wat as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

    What Wats Have Visited This Page?

    Name poster for Wat

    Name poster for Wat(click to save the high quality version)

    Most Popular Names

    All Name Lists

    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.