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Meaning and Name Origin

Walt \wa-lt\ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Walt is "army ruler". Walt is a form of Walter (Old German). Only rarely used as a name for babies.


Walt has 12 alternative forms via Walter: Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Gualterio, Gualtiero, Valter, Valther, Walder, Wally, Walther, Wat and Watkins.


Walt is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#18393 out of 88799, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Walt and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Walt (#unlisted) are Walter (#337 the previous year), Wally and Valter. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 and has become significantly less since, with the versions Wally and Walter becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Wally, Walter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Galt, Wald, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Watt and Wild. These names tend to be more frequently used than Walt.