What does Walker mean?
Walker [walk-er] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Walker) is pronounced WAHL-ker. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Walker is "cloth washer or walker". Occupational name: in the medieval era, workers trod on the wool to cleanse of impurities. Also possibly "wall swamp", referring to the location of a family homestead near a swamp and a city wall. Author Walker Percy; photographer Walker Evans.
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How popular is Walker?
Walker is a somewhat popular first name for men (#997 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#28 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Walker for boys. Walker reached its apex rank of #327 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #341 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Walker▲ is pronounced similarly to Yakar. Other recommended names are Baker, Balder, Balfer, Barker, Calder, Falke, Falken, Falkner, Folker, Halver, Melker, Packer, Palmer, Parker▲, Valter, Volker, Wagner, Wake, Walden, Walder, Waleed, Waller, Walter▼, Walther, Warner▼, Wilber▼, Wilder▲, Wilkes, Wilmer▼, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be less frequently used than Walker.See names in meaning and etymology.