US Popularity:129
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 Walker
  • Paul Walker
  • T-Bone Walker

Walker Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Walker is currently #1290 on The Bump
Boy:Walker is currently #937 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Walker is currently #697 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Walker is currently #129 in U.S. births
Boy:Walker is currently #127 in U.S. births
Girl:Walker is currently #2691 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 475
from 2021
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