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What does Galt mean?

Galt Pronunciation of Galt [galt] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Galt is "steep wooded land". Place name. May also be from the Old German word that gives us Walter "commander of the army".

Affiliated boy name: Galton.

Associated with: old english, old, commander (leader), army (warrior).


4 alternative forms via Walter: Valter, Wally, Walt and Wat.

Creative forms:
(male) Gelt, Gralt, ..

(female) Gahi, Gara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Galt Dominick (G.D.), ..

How popular is Galt?

Galt is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#26239 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Valter, Wally, Walt and Walter (#308 last year) are the popular alternative forms of Galt (unlisted). These forms of Galt were favored by parents in the 1880s (average #1503) and are now significantly less widespread (#1577, down 96.4%), with the version Walter becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Wally, Walt, Walter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Valter outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aralt, Colt, Gab, Gabe, Gabi, Gable, Gaby, Gad, Gadi, Gael, Gaell, Gaer, Gage, Gail, Gaile, Gaill, Gair, Gal, Galan, Galath, Gale, Galen, Galil, Galin, Gall, Gallo, Galo, Galten, Galyn, Gard, Gari, Garth, Gary, Gay, Gayle, Gaz, Gil, Gili, Gill, Gmali, Grant, Holt, Kolt and Milt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Galt.

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