Watt name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Watt mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Watt

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Watt is of Scottish origin and means "Gift of god".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Watt
A unit of power or activity equal to 107 C.G.S. units of power, or to work done at the rate of one joule a second. An English horse power is approximately equal to 746 watts.

Etymology: From the distinguished mechanician and scientist, James Watt

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Scottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
  2. A unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm

After Scottish engineer James Watt.

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W

watt was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Dutch, French, Galician, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Watt

Notable Persons Named Watt

Watt Key

Watt was given the name Albert Watkins Key, Jr. on October 28th, 1970 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Watt is also known as Key, Albert Watkins, and Jr. (real name).

Watt W. Webb


Notable Persons With the Last Name Watt

Notable Persons With the Last Name Watt

James Watt

James Watt was a scientist in the field of mechanical engineering. James was born on January 19th, 1736 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He left this life on August 25th, 1819.

J. J. Watt

J. J. Watt is a football player for the Houston Texans. J. was born on March 22nd, 1989 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Mike Watt

Mike Watt is a punk rock, hardcore punk, post-punk, alternative rock, and art rock musician. He plays Bass guitar, Fender Precision Bass, Fender Telecaster Bass, Gibson EB-3, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1979 to 1979. Mike was given the name Michael David Watt on December 20th, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Tony Watt

Tony Watt is a soccer player for the Blackburn Rovers F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Airdrieonians F.C., Celtic F.C., Lierse S.K., Standard Liège, Cardiff City F.C., Scotland national under-19 football team, and Scotland national under-21 football team. Tony was born on December 29th, 1993 in Coatbridge, Scotland.

James G. Watt

James G. Watt is an office holder. James was born on January 31st, 1938 in Lusk, Wyoming, U.S.

Ben Watt

Ben Watt is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Ben was given the name Benjamin Brian Thomas Watt on December 6th, 1962 in Marylebone.

  • Mel Watt
    Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Chris Watt
  • Billie Lou Watt
  • Steven Watt
    Soccer Player
  • Oswald Watt
    Pastoral Farming
  • Jason Watt
  • Fiona Watt
  • Kathy Watt
  • Hugh Watt
  • Vadianus
    Scholarly Method
  • Caroline Watt
  • Joseph Watt
    Military Person
  • William Watt
    5th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
  • Prue Watt

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Watt U.S.
  White 78.55% 64.26%
  African American 14.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Watt

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

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Fun Facts about the name Watt

  • How Popular is the name Watt? Watt is the 17,985th most popular name of all time. As a last name Watt was the 2,387th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Watt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 445 babies born with the first name Watt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Watt to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Watt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Watt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Watt is Friday, April 11th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Watt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Watt was in 1920 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Watt: The name spelled backwards is Ttaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Tatw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Watt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 15,211 people with the last name Watt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Watt? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Watt as their last name.
  • Watt name meaning

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