What does Walker mean?
Walker /walk-er/ [2 sylls.] 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Walver, Wolker. [more]
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Walker for boys. Walker reached its apex rank of #327 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)