Walter name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, French, Icelandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: wa(l)-ter
Meaning: People of Power, Powerful Warrior, Commander of the Army, Rule, To Govern and Loved and Reign
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What does Walter mean?

Walter means People of Power, Powerful Warrior, Commander of the Army, Rule, To Govern and Loved or Reign is originated from Old High German and Germanic bestowed upon both boys and girls is used commonly in Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, English, German, Swedish, French and Scandinavian.

Walter is German equivalent of Walther. Walter is celebrated on 9 of April.

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How do I pronounce Walter?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Walter is wa(l)-ter.

Variants of Walter

Bhaltair, Volya, Gautier, Walther, Waltheri, Waltherine

Names that rhyme with Walter

How popular is the name Walter?

an extremely popular name in United States having over 625693 recievers in 253 years of usage. At its zenith in 1914, the moniker grabbed the 10th spot and 13338 baby boys were given the name.

Moreover, the given name has been to the top 10 baby names 1 times Also, a popular name in Sweden with over 1081 new-borns have been given the name since 2017.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, the moniker grabbed the 11st spot and 543 baby boys were given the name. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 2 times

Walter is common in England and Wales where over 1048 new-borns have been given the name since 1996.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, 150 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 318th position. Also, Walter was a common name in France. Over 6572 babies have been named Walter since 1900.

At its zenith in 1943,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 119 years.

Walter is a unique baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 1968, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 105 on boy names chart when 32 babies were named Walter. Over 506 babies in Ireland have been named Walter. The moniker is an uncommon baby name in still in use in Belgium.

Walter is a rare baby name in Sweden still in use today. Over 1081 babies in Sweden have been named Walter. However things change on global perspective, Walter is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in, Brazil, Argentina and Peru.

Also the baby name is popular in Austria, Ecuador, Angola, Uganda, Guatemala, Colombia, Canada, Bolivia, England, Uruguay, South Africa, Kenya, Philippines, El Salvador, Honduras, Mozambique, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Chile, Venezuela, Paraguay, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Scotland and Ghana.

At least, 2520000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our research.

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Walter in Nordic countries

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Numerological analysis of Walter

Every challenge is there to sharpen your focus and improve your survival skills. You are sharp-minded and intelligent. You neglect your own issues and helping other is more important to you. Number 6 as your soul urge no represents your caring nature. What fulfills your soul is your professional success. Instead of running over people on your way to success, you teach them how to find their own path and how to succeed.

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  •  Dewey - Substantially used in English and Welsh unfading and darling, Dewey means "Beloved, Dear One or Prized", a gender-neutral name has origin in Hebrew. On list of baby boy names, preeminent Dewey ranked 494 in year 1966 in United States
  •  Harold - Of Germanic and Old High German origin, Admired and Ceaseless Harold means "Warrior, Strong or Glory or Army Ruler" and a gender insensitive name is used commonly in Swedish, Norwegian and German
  •  Bella - Durable and Loved Bella mostly is used in English, Italian and Danish aimed at both sexes, meaning of Bella is "Or: God is My Oath or God Protects My House" has its origin in Italian, Germanic and Hebrew
  •  Judith - Predominant and Perpetual Hebrew Judith bestowed upon both genders, meaning of Judith is "Admired, A Women from Judea or Praise" is primarily used in French, Faroese and English
  •  Jessie - Long standing and Prevalent Jessie is used majorly in Scottish, Danish and Norwegian is of Hebrew and Old Persian origin, Jessie means "Yahweh is Gracious or Jasmine Flower" is used as a gender-neutral name
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Middle names for Walter

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Famous people named Walter

  • Walter Hellman, longest reigning world American checkers champion
  • Walter Ulbricht, German communist politician
  • Walter Karl Koch, German surgeon best
  • Walter Sickert, British painter and printmaker
  • Walter Sans Avoir, lord of Boissy-sans-Avoir in the Île-de-France
  • Walter of Châtillon, 12th-century French writer and theologian
  • Walter Hauser, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Walter Hallstein, German academic, diplomat, and politician
  • Walter Grimshaw, 19th-century British composer of chess problems
  • Walter J. Turner, Australian-born
  • Walter Mildmay, English statesman
  • Walter Norris, American pianist and composer
  • Walter A. Burleigh, American physician, lawyer, and pioneer
  • Walter Parr, Rev
  • Walter Jurmann, Austrian-born composer of popular music renowned for his versatility who
  • Walter Piston, American composer of classical music
  • Walter Scott Story, author of children's books and over 140 pulp magazine stories and novelettes
  • Walter Travers, English Puritan theologian
  • Walter Newman, American radio writer and screenwriter active
  • Walter Thiel, German rocket scientist
  • Walter Perry, distinguished Scottish academic
  • Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, and author
  • Walter Tewksbury, American track and field athlete
  • Walter H. Pehle, professor of German history
  • Walter Edward Foster, Canadian politician and businessman
  • Walter Iooss, Walter Iooss Jr
  • Walter Goehr, German composer and conductor
  • Walter Burkert, German scholar of Greek mythology and cult
  • Walter Brooks, Professor of Music and an organist based
  • Walter D. Edmonds, American writer best known for historical novels
  • Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist at Bell Labs who
  • Walter Gilbert, American biochemist, physicist
  • Walter Bower, Scottish canon regular of Inchcolm Abbey
  • Walter Reynolds, was Bishop of Worcester and then Archbishop of Canterbury as well as Lord High Treasurer and Lord Chancellor
  • Walter de Merton, was Lord Chancellor of England, Archdeacon of Bath
  • Walter Benjamin, German Jewish philosopher
  • Walter H. Schottky, German physicist
  • Walter Pitts, Walter Harry Pitts, Jr
  • Walter de Gray, English prelate and statesman
  • Walter Rodney, prominent Guyanese historian
  • Walter Hohmann, German engineer
  • Walter A. Shewhart, (pronounced like "shoe-heart",
  • Walter Alvarez, professor
  • Walter Baade, German astronomer
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist
  • Walter Cunningham, retired American astronaut
  • Walter Buller, New Zealand lawyer and naturalist
  • Walter Bradford Cannon, American physiologist
  • Walter McCrone, American chemist
  • Walter Sydney Adams, American astronomer
  • Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist, poet
  • Walter Raleigh, English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier
  • Walter Gropius, German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Alvar Aalto
  • Walter Winterbottom, first manager of the England football team and FA Director of Coaching
  • Walter Mondale, American politician
  • Walter Burley Griffin, American architect and landscape architect
  • Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian, best
  • Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer
  • Walter Chrysler, American automotive industry executive and founder of Chrysler Corporation
  • Walter Annenberg, American businessman, investor, philanthropist
  • Walter Map, medieval writer of works written in Latin
  • Walter Huston, Canadian actor and singer
  • Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor
  • Walter Cronkite, Walter Leland Cronkite Jr
  • Walter Dorwin Teague, American industrial designer, architect, illustrator
  • Walter Bagehot, British journalist, businessman, and essayist,
  • Walter Knott, American farmer
  • Walter Camp, American football player, coach
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Comments :

My grandfather, my father and I are called Walter. I find the name is ok for adults, but does not go in the modern day for a child at all. - Walter

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