US Popularity:515
Meaning:Commander of the army
Walter is a boy’s name of Germanic origins. It derives from the Old High German Walthari, which is composed of the root words walt—”power”—and hari—”warrior.” Together, these create Walter’s meaning, “commander of the army.” This authoritative meaning will undoubtedly imbue baby Walter with a penchant for leadership and decisiveness. While Walter has been popular throughout history, it is notably underused in modern times, and makes for a fashionably retro choice for baby.

Famous People Named Walter

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  • Walter Becker
  • Walter Hunt
  • Walter Johnson
    Baseball Player
  • Walter McKenzie Wilson
    Son of Rainn Wilson
  • Walter Payton
    Football Player

Walter Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Walter is currently #1102 on The Bump
Boy:Walter is currently #301 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Walter is currently #515 in U.S. births
Boy:Walter is currently #175 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 4
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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