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Walker

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 29 0 29
1881 25 0 25
1882 28 0 28
1883 20 0 20
1884 19 0 19
1885 23 0 23
1886 29 0 29
1887 25 0 25
1888 35 0 35
1889 33 0 33
1890 29 0 29
1891 21 0 21
1892 32 0 32
1893 26 0 26
1894 22 0 22
1895 36 0 36
1896 40 0 40
1897 34 0 34
1898 28 0 28
1899 26 0 26
1900 27 0 27
1901 25 0 25
1902 19 0 19
1903 22 0 22
1904 17 0 17
1905 20 0 20
1906 28 0 28
1907 22 0 22
1908 36 0 36
1909 26 0 26
1910 38 0 38
1911 33 0 33
1912 66 0 66
1913 76 0 76
1914 77 5 72
1915 108 5 103
1916 104 0 104
1917 105 0 105
1918 107 0 107
1919 119 0 119
1920 159 8 151
1921 128 0 128
1922 112 0 112
1923 111 0 111
1924 113 0 113
1925 108 5 103
1926 91 0 91
1927 85 5 80
1928 92 0 92
1929 99 0 99
1930 91 0 91
1931 78 0 78
1932 69 0 69
1933 66 0 66
1934 71 0 71
1935 75 0 75
1936 60 0 60
1937 83 0 83
1938 60 0 60
1939 57 0 57
1940 73 0 73
1941 65 0 65
1942 70 0 70
1943 71 0 71
1944 80 0 80
1945 72 0 72
1946 76 0 76
1947 75 0 75
1948 59 0 59
1949 77 0 77
1950 54 0 54
1951 73 0 73
1952 65 0 65
1953 56 0 56
1954 66 0 66
1955 61 0 61
1956 53 0 53
1957 43 0 43
1958 54 0 54
1959 57 0 57
1960 31 0 31
1961 48 0 48
1962 48 0 48
1963 39 0 39
1964 34 0 34
1965 41 0 41
1966 42 0 42
1967 33 0 33
1968 33 0 33
1969 43 0 43
1970 40 0 40
1971 47 0 47
1972 52 0 52
1973 49 0 49
1974 67 0 67
1975 61 0 61
1976 60 0 60
1977 71 0 71
1978 47 0 47
1979 53 0 53
1980 65 5 60
1981 60 0 60
1982 70 0 70
1983 79 0 79
1984 85 0 85
1985 87 0 87
1986 81 0 81
1987 83 0 83
1988 99 0 99
1989 128 0 128
1990 147 0 147
1991 181 5 176
1992 197 0 197
1993 260 5 255
1994 379 11 368
1995 460 10 450
1996 514 10 504
1997 549 13 536
1998 551 9 542
1999 542 8 534
2000 583 5 578
2001 637 8 629
2002 628 6 622
2003 638 13 625
2004 740 18 722
2005 812 9 803
2006 707 12 695
2007 608 8 600
2008 557 6 551
2009 595 6 589
2010 656 7 649
2011 685 10 675
2012 715 8 707
2013 852 17 835
2014 1,059 19 1,040
2015 1,021 18 1,003

Fun Facts about the name Walker

  • How many people with the first name Walker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 21,792 babies born with the first name Walker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Walker to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Walker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  • When was Walker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Walker is Sunday, September 4th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Walker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Walker was in 2014 with a total of 1,040 babies. That's a lot of babies named Walker!
  • Random Walker Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Walker ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Walker: Your name in reverse order is Reklaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wrleka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Walker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 523,129 people with the last name Walker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Walker? Walker was ranked as the 31st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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Popularity of Walker as a first name

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Popularity of Walker as a last name

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Common last names for Walker

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Williams
  • White
  • Jones
  • Harris
  • Davis
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Allen
  • Martin
  • Carter

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Walker U.S.
  White 58.66% 64.26%
  African American 35.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.55% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Walker

People with the last name Walker are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Walker

The name "Walker" is of English origin, and it means "Fuller of cloth". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Walk"er
Senses
  1. One who walks; a pedestrian.
  2. That with which one walks; a foot.(Obs)"Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown." [Chapman.]
  3. [Law] A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
  4. Etymology: AS. wealcere. See Walk (v. t.), 3

    A fuller of cloth.(Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot)"She cursed the weaver and the walker The cloth that had wrought." [Percy's Reliques.]
  5. [Zoöl] Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
  6. [construction, tunneling] A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters(4} and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called walking boss.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
  2. A light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
  3. A shoe designed for comfortable walking
  4. A person who travels by foot
  5. United States writer (born in 1944)
  6. New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
  1. A northern English surname​ from the occupation of treating cloth by "walking" it.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city in Iowa.
  4. A city in Louisiana.
  5. A city in Michigan.
  6. A small city in Minnesota, and county seat of Cass County.
  7. A city in Missouri.

Other Inspirations for the Name Walker

Walker And Dunlop
Walker Bomer
Walker Texas Ranger
Walker Exhaust
Walker Mill Skatepark
Walker Nature Center
Walker Stalker Con
Walker Zanger
Walker Grant Middle School
Walker Mill Park

Notable Persons With the Last Name Walker

Paul Walker

Paul Walker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to 2013. Paul was born in 1973 as Paul William Walker IV in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Graham Norton

Graham Norton is a television presenter, dj, stand up comedian, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Graham was born in 1963 as Graham William Walker in Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland.

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Clint Walker

Clint was born in 1927 as Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, Illinois, United States.

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Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker is a NFL player. Herschel was born in 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia, U.S.

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Ally Walker

Ally Walker is an actress, producer, director, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1988 to present. Ally was born in 1961 as Allene Damian Walker in Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.

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Antoine Walker

Antoine Walker is a basketball biography. Antoine was born in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Clay Walker

Clay Walker is a singer-songwriter specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Clay was born in 1969 as Ernest Clayton Walker Jr..

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Marcy Walker

Marcy was born in 1961 in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Summer Walker

Summer was born in 1984.

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Larry Walker

Larry Walker is a MLB player. Larry was born in 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

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What does the name Walker mean?

Wis for warm hearted, it's you!

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Lis for luster, your shine.

Kis for kid, the child within.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Ris for relax, you know how!

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