Popularity:6251
Origin:German
Meaning:Commander of the army
Walt, short for Walter, is a boy's name of German origin. Meaning "commander of the army," this short and sweet name is sure to inspire a—let's say—commanding voice. As baby makes that milestone transition from first words, don't be surprised if they skip straight to full-blown sentences. Walt is derived from the old German name Walthari, combining "power" and "warrior." Most popular during the 1950s, its most notable bearer is, of course, Walter Elias Disney, American animator and founder of The Walt Disney Company. If you're looking for a retro baby name in need of a comeback, you've met your match.

Famous People Named Walt

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Walt Disney
    Cartoonist
  • Walt Frazier
    Basketball Player
  • Walt Whitman
    Poet
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