What does Walter mean?
From an Old French personal name of Germanic origin, formed from wald "rule" and heri "army", which are the same as the elements of Harold. Norman name that was brought to Britain, replacing the original Old English form Wealdhere, and has been used rather steadily for the last 900 years. Cartoonist Walt Disney; poet Wealdhere 4; journalist Walter Cronkite; actors Walter Brennan, Walter Matthau.
Walter▼ has 19 more different relations via Harold: Araldo, Aralt, Aroldo, Arry, Garald, Garold, Hal▼, Harald, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Harrell, Harry▼, Heraldo, Herlad, Herold, Herrick, Herrold and Herryck.
Walter has 1 feminine form: Waltrina.Kreatif forms: Wagter, Walte, Wilter. [more]
How popular is Walter?
Walter is a very prominent first name for men (#41 out of 1220, Top 3%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#651 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Walter for boys. Walter reached its peak position of #10 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #337. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Walter and corresponding names. Harry (#714 2 years ago), Harold (#828), Watt, Hal, Valter, Garold and Wally are the prominent related forms of Walter (#337 2 years ago) rated in the Top 1000. These relations of Walter were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.47%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.1401%, 70.2% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)