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Walker 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.
Baby names that sound like Walker are Folker and Volker. Other similar baby names are Waller, Walter and Walder.
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Popularity of Walker
Walker is a somewhat popular first name for men (#997 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#25 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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