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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).

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

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

Similar Names

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