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 BeckerMusician
- Walter HuntInventor
- Walter JohnsonBaseball Player
- Walter McKenzie WilsonSon of Rainn Wilson
- Walter PaytonFootball Player
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