English, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavic
A historically popular baby boy name in the U.K., Walter dates back to the medieval ages when it was pronounced “Water”. It’s Germanic etymological meaning is “ruler of the army” or “powerful warrior”. Used for characters in works of literature, borne by many historical figures, this dignified name can be shortened to Walt.
Rank in the year 2015
Walter was ranked #581 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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