What does Wallace mean?
Wallace [wal-lace] as a boys' name is pronounced WAL-iss. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Wallace is "Welshman". From "waleis". Originally a Scottish surname which refers to foreigners from the south. Popular as a given name in the 19th century. Sir William Wallace was a 13th-century Scottish patriot who struggled in vain against the English King Edward I. Poet Wallace Stevens; actor Wallace Beery.
1 feminine form: Wallis.Creative forms:
(male) Warlace, Wellace, ..
(female) Walla, Wallala, .. Middle name pairings:
Wallace Dovid (W.D.), ..
How popular is Wallace?
Wallace is a very popular first name for males (#264 out of 1220, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#113 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Wallace reached its apex position of #92 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #1201 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Wallace (#1201 from current records) are Wallie and Wally. These forms of Wallace reached the top of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.19%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.01%, down 95.8%), with the version Wallace becoming less stylish.
Wallace▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ellice and Ellyce. Other recommended names are Callice, Wallcot, Waller, Waylan, Wayland, Willard▼, Willie▼ and Willkie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Wallace.