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Walter

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • #91 All Time
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How popular is the 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 11,312 55 11,257 #11 boy name
1916 11,834 74 11,760 #11 boy name
1917 12,658 76 12,582 #11 boy name
1918 13,418 80 13,338 #11 boy name
1919 12,946 66 12,880 #11 boy name
1920 13,366 69 13,297 #13 boy name
1921 13,073 74 12,999 #15 boy name
1922 12,715 83 12,632 #15 boy name
1923 12,514 78 12,436 #16 boy name
1924 12,787 86 12,701 #16 boy name
1925 12,227 99 12,128 #16 boy name
1926 11,859 92 11,767 #17 boy name
1927 11,438 93 11,345 #17 boy name
1928 10,735 89 10,646 #18 boy name
1929 9,957 100 9,857 #19 boy name
1930 9,806 84 9,722 #19 boy name
1931 9,005 71 8,934 #20 boy name
1932 8,736 75 8,661 #21 boy name
1933 7,813 56 7,757 #21 boy name
1934 8,146 61 8,085 #21 boy name
1935 7,871 57 7,814 #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 7,369 51 7,318 #25 boy name
1940 7,762 39 7,723 #25 boy name
1941 7,783 39 7,744 #26 boy name
1942 8,722 44 8,678 #26 boy name
1943 9,084 47 9,037 #26 boy name
1944 8,205 44 8,161 #26 boy name
1945 7,602 28 7,574 #27 boy name
1946 8,706 43 8,663 #30 boy name
1947 9,247 36 9,211 #34 boy name
1948 8,659 28 8,631 #35 boy name
1949 8,330 30 8,300 #37 boy name
1950 7,827 35 7,792 #40 boy name
1951 8,060 33 8,027 #42 boy name
1952 7,938 26 7,912 #44 boy name
1953 7,527 34 7,493 #45 boy name
1954 7,511 34 7,477 #49 boy name
1955 7,328 36 7,292 #51 boy name
1956 7,049 34 7,015 #53 boy name
1957 6,736 30 6,706 #58 boy name
1958 6,345 35 6,310 #62 boy name
1959 6,155 36 6,119 #66 boy name
1960 5,794 31 5,763 #70 boy name
1961 5,491 36 5,455 #74 boy name
1962 5,318 34 5,284 #79 boy name
1963 5,096 29 5,067 #77 boy name
1964 4,863 15 4,848 #80 boy name
1965 4,507 18 4,489 #82 boy name
1966 4,076 24 4,052 #83 boy name
1967 3,835 22 3,813 #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 3,385 27 3,358 #91 boy name
1972 2,944 30 2,914 #98 boy name
1973 2,647 16 2,631
1974 2,504 11 2,493
1975 2,383 24 2,359
1976 2,122 20 2,102
1977 2,198 13 2,185
1978 2,011 22 1,989
1979 2,141 22 2,119
1980 2,029 16 2,013
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 1,620 7 1,613
1991 1,539 0 1,539
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 763 0 763
2009 788 0 788
2010 780 0 780
2011 797 0 797
2012 799 0 799
2013 934 0 934
2014 977 0 977

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 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 13,338 babies. (That's a lot of baby Walters)

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Walter" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 40 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 13,418 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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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.

English

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.

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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Walter Payton

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

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Walter Matthau

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

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Stacy Keach

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

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Alternative Meanings

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

A is for activities, for you have many.

L is for life, that you live so well.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Walter born Apr 8, 1962

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 Korea approximately on 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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