Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of names beginning with the Old Frankish element waddi, Old High German wetti meaning "pledge" (Proto-Germanic *wadją), or alternatively the element war meaning "aware, cautious" (Proto-Germanic *waraz).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesGuerino(Italian) Guarin(Medieval French) Wace(Old Norman)


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1549.
Entry updated December 7, 2022