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Walter

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,763 8 1,755 #13 boy name
1881 1,681 11 1,670 #13 boy name
1882 1,812 7 1,805 #13 boy name
1883 1,710 5 1,705 #13 boy name
1884 1,909 7 1,902 #13 boy name
1885 1,815 7 1,808 #13 boy name
1886 1,891 11 1,880 #13 boy name
1887 1,705 0 1,705 #13 boy name
1888 2,045 5 2,040 #13 boy name
1889 1,925 9 1,916 #13 boy name
1890 1,917 12 1,905 #13 boy name
1891 1,678 10 1,668 #13 boy name
1892 2,239 10 2,229 #13 boy name
1893 2,019 15 2,004 #13 boy name
1894 2,027 17 2,010 #13 boy name
1895 2,026 11 2,015 #13 boy name
1896 2,026 9 2,017 #13 boy name
1897 1,912 17 1,895 #12 boy name
1898 2,013 11 2,002 #13 boy name
1899 1,755 6 1,749 #12 boy name
1900 2,309 11 2,298 #12 boy name
1901 1,735 17 1,718 #12 boy name
1902 1,870 12 1,858 #12 boy name
1903 1,853 13 1,840 #12 boy name
1904 1,886 13 1,873 #12 boy name
1905 1,911 9 1,902 #12 boy name
1906 1,946 12 1,934 #12 boy name
1907 2,116 21 2,095 #12 boy name
1908 2,198 6 2,192 #12 boy name
1909 2,302 15 2,287 #12 boy name
1910 2,607 11 2,596 #13 boy name
1911 3,086 12 3,074 #12 boy name
1912 5,847 39 5,808 #11 boy name
1913 6,930 40 6,890 #11 boy name
1914 8,999 37 8,962 #10 boy name
1915 11,311 55 11,256 #11 boy name
1916 11,835 74 11,761 #11 boy name
1917 12,658 76 12,582 #11 boy name
1918 13,417 80 13,337 #11 boy name
1919 12,947 66 12,881 #11 boy name
1920 13,364 69 13,295 #13 boy name
1921 13,075 74 13,001 #15 boy name
1922 12,714 83 12,631 #15 boy name
1923 12,512 78 12,434 #16 boy name
1924 12,786 86 12,700 #16 boy name
1925 12,232 100 12,132 #16 boy name
1926 11,857 92 11,765 #17 boy name
1927 11,439 93 11,346 #17 boy name
1928 10,737 89 10,648 #18 boy name
1929 9,955 100 9,855 #19 boy name
1930 9,812 84 9,728 #19 boy name
1931 9,006 71 8,935 #20 boy name
1932 8,737 75 8,662 #21 boy name
1933 7,812 56 7,756 #21 boy name
1934 8,148 61 8,087 #21 boy name
1935 7,872 57 7,815 #23 boy name
1936 7,574 36 7,538 #26 boy name
1937 7,532 51 7,481 #26 boy name
1938 7,597 39 7,558 #26 boy name
1939 7,370 51 7,319 #25 boy name
1940 7,761 39 7,722 #25 boy name
1941 7,786 39 7,747 #26 boy name
1942 8,721 44 8,677 #26 boy name
1943 9,085 47 9,038 #26 boy name
1944 8,205 44 8,161 #26 boy name
1945 7,602 28 7,574 #27 boy name
1946 8,707 43 8,664 #30 boy name
1947 9,248 36 9,212 #34 boy name
1948 8,653 28 8,625 #35 boy name
1949 8,330 30 8,300 #37 boy name
1950 7,831 35 7,796 #40 boy name
1951 8,065 33 8,032 #42 boy name
1952 7,932 26 7,906 #44 boy name
1953 7,532 34 7,498 #45 boy name
1954 7,511 34 7,477 #49 boy name
1955 7,328 36 7,292 #51 boy name
1956 7,047 34 7,013 #53 boy name
1957 6,741 30 6,711 #58 boy name
1958 6,344 35 6,309 #62 boy name
1959 6,156 36 6,120 #66 boy name
1960 5,797 31 5,766 #70 boy name
1961 5,493 36 5,457 #74 boy name
1962 5,316 34 5,282 #79 boy name
1963 5,096 29 5,067 #77 boy name
1964 4,863 15 4,848 #80 boy name
1965 4,508 18 4,490 #82 boy name
1966 4,076 24 4,052 #83 boy name
1967 3,833 22 3,811 #81 boy name
1968 3,620 29 3,591 #83 boy name
1969 3,598 28 3,570 #84 boy name
1970 3,617 31 3,586 #89 boy name
1971 3,388 27 3,361 #90 boy name
1972 2,944 30 2,914 #98 boy name
1973 2,646 16 2,630
1974 2,502 11 2,491
1975 2,383 24 2,359
1976 2,122 20 2,102
1977 2,199 13 2,186
1978 2,012 22 1,990
1979 2,142 22 2,120
1980 2,026 16 2,010
1981 2,007 17 1,990
1982 1,930 19 1,911
1983 1,777 10 1,767
1984 1,698 9 1,689
1985 1,709 20 1,689
1986 1,725 10 1,715
1987 1,594 20 1,574
1988 1,633 23 1,610
1989 1,617 6 1,611
1990 1,622 7 1,615
1991 1,538 0 1,538
1992 1,431 10 1,421
1993 1,364 8 1,356
1994 1,157 7 1,150
1995 1,068 6 1,062
1996 1,035 0 1,035
1997 1,026 0 1,026
1998 896 0 896
1999 918 0 918
2000 949 0 949
2001 826 0 826
2002 833 0 833
2003 774 0 774
2004 765 0 765
2005 769 0 769
2006 850 0 850
2007 810 0 810
2008 764 0 764
2009 788 0 788
2010 780 0 780
2011 797 0 797
2012 800 0 800
2013 936 0 936
2014 982 0 982
2015 1,148 0 1,148

Want to know about the popularity of the Walter baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 621,844 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 13,337 babies. (That's a lot of baby Walters)

According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Walter" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 255 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of 7,786 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Walter popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Walter" mean? The list below shows the origins of Walter as well as things modernly associated with the name Walter such as celebrities named Walter.

Origin and Meaning of Walter

The name "Walter" is of English origin, and it means "Army Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Walter Payton

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

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Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite is a television and radio broadcaster, news anchor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 2009. Walter was born in 1916 as Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. in Saint Joseph, Missouri, U.S.

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Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson is a MLB player. Walter was born in 1887 in Humboldt, Kansas.

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Bruce Willis

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

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Walt Disney

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

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Charles Dance

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

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Other Inspirations for the Name Walter

Walter James Palmer
Walter Keane
Walter Mondale
Walter Johnson High School
Walter Palmer
Walter Reed
Walter Scott
Walter White
Walter Reed Hospital

Alternative Meanings

W is for wisdom, you acquire with age.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

T is for time, you give to friends.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for rational, the way you think.

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

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Past life for Walter born Jan 5, 1953

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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 Northern Africa approximately on 1450. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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