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What does Walker mean?

Walker \wa(l)-ker\ 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.


Popularity

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 (#25 out of 88799, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Walker name in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Walder, Waller and Walter. These names tend to be less frequently used than Walker.

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