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

How to Pronounce Waters

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Waters?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Waters mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Waters

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion ("before a woman gives birth her waters break")
  2. United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
  1. plural of water

Notable Persons Named Waters

Waters was born on April 20th, 1840. He left this life on December 8th, 1893.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Waters

Mark Rylance is an actor, theatre director, and playwright. He has been prominent since 1980. Mark was given the name David Mark Rylance Waters on January 18th, 1960 in Ashford, Kent, England.


Roger Waters is a progressive rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, and opera musician. He plays Fender Precision Bass, Rickenbacker 4001, and C. F. Martin & Company. His ongoing career started in 1964. Roger was given the name George Roger Waters on September 6th, 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England.


Muddy Waters was a blues, chicago blues, and delta blues singing, songwriter, guitarist, and bandleader. He plays Vocals, guitar, and harmonica. He was most active from 1941 to 1982. Muddy was given the name McKinley Morganfield on April 4th, 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi, United States. He left this life on April 30th, 1983.


Maxine Waters is a Member of the California State Assembly and Member of theCalifornia State Assembly. Maxine was born on August 15th, 1938 in St. Louis.


John Waters is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He was most prominent from 1964 to present. John was given the name John Samuel Waters, Jr. on April 22nd, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.


Ethel Waters was a jazz, gospel, blues, and gospel music actor and singing. She plays Vocals. Her career lasted from 1918 to 1977. Ethel was born on October 31st, 1896 in , U.S. She died on September 1st, 1977.


Where is the name Waters popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Waters as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Waters as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Georgia, Delaware, or Maryland.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Waters U.S.
  White 73.39% 64.26%
  African American 20.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.85% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Waters

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Waters

  • How Popular is the name Waters? As a last name Waters was the 491st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Waters first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Waters is Friday, August 29th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Waters? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Waters. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Waters: Your name in reverse order is Sretaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ratwes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Waters? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 67,929 people with the last name Waters.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Waters? Waters was ranked as the 491st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

What Waterss Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Waters

Name poster for Waters(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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.