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What does Walker mean?

Walker Pronunciation of Walker [walk-er] 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.

Associated with: old english, medieval, swamp (meadow), homestead.


Creative forms:
(male) Waler, ..

(female) Walkla, Walkta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Walker Domenic (W.D.), ..

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. Demographics)

Walker reached its apex rank of #327 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #341 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Walker name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Walker is pronounced similarly to Yakar. Other recommended names are Baker, Balder, Balfer, Barker, Calder, Falke, Falken, Falkner, Folker, Halver, Melker, Packer, Palmer, Parker, Valter, Volker, Wagner, Wake, Walden, Walder, Waleed, Waller, Walter, Walther, Warner, Wilber, Wilder, Wilkes, Wilmer, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be less frequently used than Walker.

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