Meaning and name origin
Walker \wa(l)-ker\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.
Walker is a somewhat popular first name for males (#997 out of 1220, Top 82%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Walker for boys. Walker reached its highest rank of #327 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).