Meaning:to walk; tread
Originating as an occupational surname, Walker has traveled a long way from the 13th-century to become the appellation of esteem it is today. British in origin, Walker comes from the Old English wealcere, which means "to walk" or "tread." Far from leisurely strolls, the job entailed trampling on cloth mixed with water and lye to shrink or grow it. A fresh take on walking with purpose, it's no surprise that Walker has laid claim to novelists, playwrights, and astronauts alike. Who knows what direction this hard-working gender-neutral title will take your little one.
Famous People Named Walker
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- Alice WalkerNovelist
- Paul WalkerActor
- T-Bone WalkerMusician
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