Hi Rainmaker, your friend has a cool name! Probably because my name is the same. I don't know much about it, but I have heard that it is Native American. For me, however, I was named after a street, (believe it or not). It is a small street in the heart of the city and the last time I checked it was approximately one block long and a dirt road. Most people have a hard time believing it, but it is true. I am 27 years old so Wauketa has been around for at least 3 decades.