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What does Walt mean?

Walt Pronunciation of Walt [walt] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Walt is "army ruler". Walt is an alternate form of Walter (Old German).

Associated with: army (warrior), ruler (king).


5 alternative forms via Walter: Valter, Walder, Wally, Walther and Wat.

Creative forms:
(male) Wala, Wallt, ..

(female) Walo, Wari, ..

Middle name pairings:
Walt Jonathon (W.J.), ..

How popular is Walt?

Walt is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#19428 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Walt was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1070 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Walt rated in the Top 2000 are Walter (#308 from current records), Wally and Valter. Usage of these forms of Walt was at its apex 135 years ago (average #1503) and has become significantly diminished since (#1577, 96%), with the version Walter falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Walt, Wally, Walter in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aralt, Colt, Galt, Holt, Kolt, Milt, Wade, Wadly, Wain, Waite, Waits, Wake, Wald, Waldi, Waldo, Walid, Walsh, Walton, Ward, Ware, Watt, Watts, Way, Wayn, Wayte, West, Wiatt, Wil, Wild, Will, Witt, Wole, Wolf, Wulf and Wyatt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Walt.

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