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Walter Meaning


What does Walter mean?

The name Walter is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Walter is "ruler of the army".

Walter is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Wal-ter.

The Given Name Walter

Walter is a form of Walther. See Walther for further details.

Walter is a stylish and delightful name.

Appealing yet sophisticated, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Walter falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Walter 'Babe' Pratt, and Walter 'Rabbit' Maranville.

Walter Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 271 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,303 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 265 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,362 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Walter sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Walter Name Popularity Page.

Walter Related Names

Walter is a form of Walther.

The names Bhaltair, Bhatair, Galtero, Gualter, Gualterio, Gualtier, Gualtiero, Gwallter, Quaid, Uaid, Ualtar, Wolter, Wouter are all forms of Walter.

Walter has the diminutives (nicknames) Walt, Wat, Watkin.

Famous Walters

  • Walter ~ Saint
  • Walter 'Babe' Pratt ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Walter 'Rabbit' Maranville ~ Baseball Player
  • Walter Brennan ~ Actor
  • Walter Chrysler ~ Business Mogul
  • Walter Gilbert ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1980
  • Walter Hagen ~ Golf Player
  • Walter Houser Brattain ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1956
  • Walter Huston ~ Actor
  • Walter Johnson ~ Baseball Player
  • Walter Kohn ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1998
  • Walter Matthau ~ Actor
  • Walter of Bierbeeke ~ Saint
  • Walter of Guimaraes ~ Saint
  • Walter of L'Esterp ~ Saint
  • Walter of Pontoise ~ Saint
  • Walter of Serviliano ~ Saint
  • Walter Payton ~ Football Player
  • Walter Pierson ~ Saint
  • Walter Raleigh ~ Explorer
  • Walter Rudolf Hess ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1949
  • Walter Scheel ~ German Chancellor (1974), German President (1974-1979)
  • Walter Scott ~ Writer
  • Walter Sobchak ~ The Big Lebowski character

Walter Numerology

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Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Walter.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Walter Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Walter in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Walter.

Just for fun, see the name Walter in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Walter in Nautical Flags page.