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What does Walther mean?

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

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


7 alternative forms via Walter: Gaultier, Gauthier, Gautier, Valter, Valther, Walder and Walt.

Creative forms:
(male) Waler, Worther, ..

(female) Walthna, Walthria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Walther Rey (W.R.), ..

How popular is Walther?

Walther is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#5251 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Walther (outside Top 2000) are Valter, Walt and Walter (#308 last year). These forms of Walther reached the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 1.7%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.1%, down 96%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Altaer, Alter, Arther, Balder, Balfer, Baxter, Calder, Carter, Cartier, Caster, Colter, Falkner, Gunther, Halver, Leanther, Lother, Louther, Luther, Maither, Mather, Matther, Pallmer (see Palmer), Palmer, Uther, Wagner, Wagoner, Waite, Walden, Waleed, Walfred, Walker, Waller, Wallie, Walsh, Waltham, Walton, Warner, Wayte, Wernher, Wilber, Wilder, Willmer, Wilmer, Winter, Wister, Worthey, Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be more commonly used than Walther.

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