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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #91 most popular

What does the name "Walter" mean?

Walter (English): Army Ruler

The name "Walter" is of English origin and it means "Army Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

L is for love, your love of life!

T is for tried, tried and true you.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

Your name in reverse order is "Retlaw". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Talewr". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Walter" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Walter? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 620,664 babies born with the name Walter in the United States. That's more than enough Walters to occupy the country of Montenegro with an estimated population of 620,029 (as of April 1, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,763 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Walter" was in 1918 with a total of 13,338 babies. (That's a lot of baby Walters)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Walter" ranks #20 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 575 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 9,957 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Walter popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Walter in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Walter

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis is an actor, producer, writer, musician, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1980 to present. Bruce was born in 1955 as Walter Bruce Willis in Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany.


Walt Disney

Walt Disney is a co-founder of the walt disney company with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1920 to 1966. Walt was born in 1901 as Walter Elias Disney in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Charles Dance

Charles Dance is an actor, screenwriter, and film director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1974 to present. Charles was born in 1946 as Walter Charles Dance in Redditch, Worcestershire, England.


Walter Payton

Walter Payton is a NFL player. Walter was born in 1954 in Columbia, Mississippi, U.S.


Walter Matthau

Walter Matthau is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1948 to 2000. Walter was born in 1920 as Walter John Matthow in New York City, New York, U.S.


Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach is an actor/narrator with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Stacy was born in 1941 as Walter Stacy Keach, Jr. in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.


Past life for Walter born Jul 13, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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