Walter meaning

: Commander Of The Army

Walter Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \wa(l)-ter\
Number of People 👶 627,000
Rate in 2021 529
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 German
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Walter Name Meaning

Walter is a boboy'same that means the ruler of the army. Walter has an ancient history and we bring a brief part of it here for you. Walter was pronounced as “water” in early Medieval England. It was a name that came from Germanic portions; “Wald” which means “rule” and “Heri, Hari” which means “army”.

The French form of Walter is Gautier. One important person who first seems to generate the name was the legendary Visigoth hero from the 5th century, Walter of Aquitaine who had his story in the Middle Ages. Walter has been a popular name for the English that time.

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Additional name description Walter
Additional name description Walter

More about the boy named Walter:

They are aware of their spirit and others. They are mystical. They are highly preferring to spend their spare time alone and are not extroverted people most of the time. They prefer to think about different philosophical, natural, critical, and economical matters to be in a crowd of people doing routines or having fun. They are always eager to know more about the universe, our place in the universe, and nature in general.

They are wise and active people. They can solve complicated problems as easily as we cannot predict and they work them out as best as possible! We cannot understand or believe their talent and wisdom because of their introversion and the sense of internal shyness in showing their abilities. It is a very good idea for you as the parents to encourage them to show their abilities where needed. 

On the opposition side, they are so poetic and artistic. Their soul is integrated with art and poetry. They are so sensitive about the world around them. This characteristic makes them good artists and poets.

They are very humanistic as they are always taking care of other people and the people they love more. They are ready to sacrifice themselves for their families and love. This is a very admirable point in their trait They are good husbands to their partners and devote all they have in their lives to their mates. You can be a lucky woman if you get married to them.

Moreover, people react very friendly to their greetings. They love them as a consequence of the love they received. When people meet them first, they perceive a personality that loves elegance, being well-dressing, impressive, and self-sufficient. They admit you with all of the positive and negative points in your personality. They should be so careful of their words in front of them because Walters can catch the problems easily and fast.

As a whole, their main personality traits can be shortened to; solitary, wise, imaginative, intuitive, mystical, and philosophical.

Their most favorable vocation: poet, writer, composer of music, philosopher, and historian.

Lucky colors: yellow, gold, green

Lucky days: Saturday and Sunday


The popularity of the name Walter:

This name used to be very popular from an early age and always experienced a good position on popularity charts. Between 1880 and 1940, Walter was ranked in the top 25 most favorite names in the United States. That is a record that few names can make!

Even after 30 years, it remained famous and was placed in the top 50 best names on the charts. In 1973, Walter experienced its first falloffs. Since the 1980s, it has experienced out-of-datedness. This was a breakdown for Walter.

We hope to have Walter on the popular male names chart again. This is a fabulous name for you baby boys; especially if you are in a military or army family.


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Comments on the name Walter
01/14/2024 00:00:00

I think It's a great name. It was my dad's name and I loved It'so much that I gave it to my son who was born in 2003. His name has become quite unusual and especially young people often comment on how cool it is! Definitely thumbs up!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My husband is a Walter. He was the first Walter I knew under the age of 50. i've grown to love his name, as he is a wonderful person and he is definitely a classic himself.

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I had someone say of my name: "That's kind of an old man's name."

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I identify myself with these 2 comments "Later I read Walter was a strong, intelligent, talented yet sensitive name and that of a leader" "Well I think, because Walter is a name easy to make fun off by saying wally etc etc. It makes It's owners tougher" My name fits like a glove. Since my name is very peculiar It's easy for people to remember me.

01/12/2024 22:26:22

My name is Walter and I'm an angry red monster who serves thousands of meals to ungrateful campers everyday. I work in the kitchen... but I'm not a chef.

01/02/2024 21:44:40

Hi, My name is Walter'semental, and I love it" and all the people love it too, its original and strong. so be proud of your name brothe's

12/21/2023 20:33:28

I named my son Walter after his grandfather, and also the Walter who was the friend who introduced me and my husband . Loved the history, stren'th of it. People think I'm crazy for naming a Walter in the'south, but he'll be one of the few and he'll be remembered!

12/07/2023 10:21:24

My grandson's name is Walter Clayton. Honestly, I didn't care for it at first but I have grown to love the name Walter. My son wanted his son's name to be classic and intelligent. Here's to Walter!

12/03/2023 22:53:32

I'm Walter IV and I love its uniqueness. The nickname Walt sounds confident and rational. It's a classy name that Isn't too common anymore. I want to have a son in the future and keep the tradition going in my family.

11/21/2023 20:14:10

Not good, at least growing up in the'south; too uncommon, and the'sound of its pronunciation was easy to ridicule.

11/19/2023 10:20:24

My name is Walter, and i've always loved my name. I was named after my great-grandfather. If I was ever made fun of for it, I don't remember. People have always been able to remember my name, and everyone is always telling me that It's such an inter'sting name. The only people who have trouble pronouncing it are people whose native languages don't use the /w/ sound (which comes up more frequently for me, as I do work in linguistics), but otherwise it is very easily pronounced.

11/09/2023 11:24:30

i called my son walter. it gets a muted response when i tell people but it was my grandfathe's name . who was a great guy. so thats all that matters.

10/31/2023 20:13:00

I am Walter II. I named my son Walter III. Always a lot of good remarks about my name. i've been'told by many that it is a "strong" and "valiant" name. I grew up in the'south and was never teased about my name. My son is growing up north and he has never been'teased about his name. Only good remarks. When you are named "Walter" you only have to tell your name once. People always remember.

10/29/2023 19:08:14

I have been looking for boys' names for my future baby (why is it much easier to find girls names❤️!) and had almost given up on fining one that I really really LOVE. And then I took a second look at Walter, and my heart melted... I hope I have a son at some point so I can name him Walter!

10/01/2023 14:18:40

My name is walter and I was named after my grandfather. It is an uncommon name today and I like having it. I like walt, walter but not wally. never understood where wally came from❤️

08/28/2023 18:53:02

It's a grandfatherly name, but I have no problem with it. I like "Walt" ok, but definitely NOT "Wally". That's what someone named "Wallace" would be called, not me.

08/25/2023 21:13:56

This is my Grandfather's name. I think It's a great name, reminiscent of a great man of God in'the Bible and great man of God in our own'time (my grandfather). I am naming my son'this. Everyone knows how to spell it, and how to say it - I don't think he'll run into many problems.

08/11/2023 12:12:24

My son's name, I absolutely love it and what's more important, he likes it, too!

07/29/2023 05:55:30

Im 21 and I love my name. Although I often get told its an old persons name, i dont really care. It not a common name'so i always stand out.

07/06/2023 06:17:44

The mighty Quinn, strong name and plenty of character. We named our son Quinn and the only mix up that he gets is when people assume he's a "Quinton." Many people think that It's an Irish name... don't know, we just liked it.

06/28/2023 20:11:56

The meaning of Zaida is "lucky" or "fortunate" in Arabic. The names Siad/Ziad and Saýd/Zaýd are derived from the'same Arabic word. My name is misspelled/mispronounced often. I spell my name with a dier'sis (umlaut in German), thus it is Zaýda. It is pronounced with three syllables: Za-ee-da. Othe's often say it with two syllables, either with the vowel sound like "eye" (Z-"eye"-da) or Zayda, to rhyme with "say". I also hear a Spanish pronounciation, with the "d" being pronounced as a "th". My family is of Arab origin, therefore I use the correct Arabic pronounciation. Apparently, it is a fairly common name in my grandfather's homeland of Syria. As a born and raised American, It's so strange to think of my name as anything but uncommon!

06/22/2023 14:18:56

Nobody else I know really has this name, except for my grandfather, for whom I was named. I also get mail address to my deceased grandfather, and my friends found my name in a phonebook.

06/14/2023 12:20:56

Talking of African-Americans named Walter, one of them is the actor Walter Jones, born in 1982. We know him better, however, as Zack the original Black Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series - and this caused some racial controversy, along with Trini the original Yellow Ranger being played by the late Vietnamese-American actress Thuy Trang, and rumour would also have it that the original Red Ranger Jason (Austin St. John) was a Native American and the Green Ranger and later White Ranger Tommy (Jason David Frank) was either Italian or Irish (probably more the latter).

06/12/2023 04:12:58

Solid, strong yet sensitive. I think of a very smart and creative person. Walter is the name of a successful person. A real winner!

06/06/2023 04:30:16

Often mistaken as my last named. I was named after my great-great uncle.

06/01/2023 06:56:56

We named our son Weldon after his paternal great-grandfather. We love the name, but have found that those who are only around him casually forget it and call him Waldon or Wendell or something similar.

04/27/2023 09:21:56

My great grandfather was named Walter back in the 1860's, as was my grandfather and father. I am the fourth one in a row. It is a great venerable name to have. No one ever forgets a Walter. I don't understand the TV and movie stereotype of Walter of being stupid and social misfits. I never met a Walter who was.

03/29/2023 00:37:12

I think Walter is a great name for someone born in 1920, but It's just not something I'd name my child!

03/28/2023 00:31:16

When people say my name the Amazon speaker goes off. I dont like myself anymore

03/27/2023 03:21:40

Walter was the name of my late dad and I gave it to my son, now 14, as well. My son likes his name and his pals think It's really cool. He prefers to be called either "Walter" or "Walt".

03/26/2023 16:29:14

Yeah, I was named after the'song too. I was the only Kayleigh I ever knew until my school consolidated 3 years ago and I'met this other girl named Kayleigh. And come to find out she was named after the'song too. I get called all sorts of names deriving from Kayleigh and many, many othe's that'sound nothing like Kayleigh. But It's okay... nobody is perfect. ^_^ I know some day my mind will slow down too...

03/05/2023 07:03:48

We named our son Walter. We love the name and he'seems to love it to. We weren't fond of Wally as a nickname and have taken'to calling him Waltie.

03/02/2023 19:06:36

My family have been using this name for hundreds of years. I love it and named my son Walter. It's uncommon these days, but people never forget a Walter and it connotes wisdom, respect and tradition.

02/28/2023 09:48:06

my name is walter, i never really did like the name because It'sounded old fashoned. I was named afer my Grandfather( It was Walter or Chester'so whick do you perfer:D) When my Grandfather grew sick and passes on I an so thankfull that I was named Walter. If fact our little boy due this year will also carry the name Walter

02/14/2023 02:14:44

I named my lil brother walter but many people comments negative .what can i do

01/11/2023 11:31:14

Well I think my doughter is the youngest Tamara in the world. She is only 15 days old. I choose this name for her and i love it. It's a great name, and my little baby is so beutiful. Greetings from Durres-Albania

01/08/2023 22:41:08

I am Walter III and named our son Walter as well. It is a distinctive name and rare. It means tradition. It is a strong name that carries a sense of legacy. Meaning " strong warrior " It'says that trends and fashion are not important. Heritage come first.

12/20/2022 18:09:42

Sometimes people say it wrong. And everyone thinks its a cool name to have.

12/17/2022 04:03:08

My name is Walter. I love it. It makes me feels special and unique. It is a classic name of all times!

12/09/2022 17:57:20

Like many of the comments stated about the name Walter, I had to grow up being laughed at about my name. I was nicknamed by many as "the old man". I never thought of myself as such, but found that I worked hard at being the one that lived up to the title of "the old man". Afterall, "the old man" is usually associated with "the one in charge". I love my name and its meaning. To all of the Walter's out there, "Toujours en Vedette".

12/01/2022 06:17:26

My name is Walter. Nowadays I guess it is a unique name. Actually it is a very venerable almost ancient name that I'm proud to have. Nothing phony about it.I'm named after my uncle. Throughout history many remarkable men have had this name.

11/30/2022 17:03:56

The only way to spell Zachariah (Zachary is an insult!) i've yet to meet another in real life. Here's to hoping none of us run into one another.

11/25/2022 09:31:04

My name is Walter, and I always felt self conscious when meeting a girl. After I'made a great impression she would ask me for my name and I would just feel like it didn't sound right for a young good looking guy like me. With age I realize this was very stupid on my part. Now I'm 28 and I like my name because people always remember it and it also makes me sound smart and inter'sting : )

10/21/2022 03:42:20

Wanna hear my song❤️ Mmkay here goes! My name is Ardis, it rhymes with Fartis, and I love my name'so so much, the time has come for our review, so use your brain while I explain the importance of a name like mines!! STRUCTURE! It's strong and sturdy like structure! POISE! The name looks good on paper! SOUND! It is pronounced, so so well! And now my song is done, hope you had fun, come watch the Ardis show l8ter! LOL!! My friend Dea and I'made that up. Have a wonderful day now. God bless you.

09/16/2022 07:35:30

Well i used to hate it, but now i love it! My mom did it cause she wanted my name to have 7 letters like her's. It makes me unique. I know of a few other Rachael's. Like my boyfriends last ex spells it the exact same. It's weird, but i like it.

09/09/2022 18:56:56

We have decided to name our dtr. Cara. I understand that the origin of it is pronounced Car-ah, but we prefer Care-uh. When I have looked it up, I have seen'that either pronunciation is acceptable. It is all in what sounds right depending on where you are from. I guess we will just have to let othe's know, but be prepared that it will be pronounced either way.

09/05/2022 19:26:06

Walter rocks! My dad was called that and I loved It'so much even as a kid that I called my first son (born in 2003) Walter as well. The name has become quite rare but give it a few years and it will become fashionable again, I'm sure, like other names like Jack or James have. Overall It's a very cool name :-)

05/03/2022 18:00:18

My young son's name is Walter, and I love the name. It's not a family name, just a name that his dad and I loved. It was the only name we liked for a boy. Boys names are tougher than girl names. Most of them are so boring. Walter is a classic name and the nickname Walt is great too. Love it.

03/06/2022 11:53:06

I am a Walter and in my youth I never liked the name. In the early black & white movies or T.V. Walter was always a strong name but some where down the road movies and t.v. made the name Walter into a nerd. I always thought it was either an older man's name (because they were the only ones I knew who had it) or African American name. Later I read Walter was a strong, intelligent, talented yet sensitive name and that of a leader. Which to me was funny, because though I don't see myself that way people have always told me I was. Now I don't know what all that means but I have grown to like it and whenever I hear someone call out to Walter I always comment that I am a Walter too. I have noticed even a few Walter's younger than myself, I am a 48 yearold Walter Daniel named after my mother's father and he was strong, itelligent, talented and sensitive.

11/15/2021 00:25:30

Grandson is Walter named for his great grandfather

09/18/2021 19:55:30

I'm a Walter and have always loved my name. As a boy it was a good fit. i've gone by Wally, Walt. I recommend it as a boy's name. People don't forget you, and It's a simple yet formal given name. Lots of neat famous Walters: Disney, Cronkite. My pediatrician and my father were Walters and I idolized them both.

09/09/2021 08:05:24

My grandson is named Walter and we call him ❤️Walt❤️ and LOVE the name!!! It'suits him since he is outgoing, smart and a leader already at a young age. The person makes the name....own it and be proud!

09/03/2021 02:56:42

My name is Walter and it predisposes me to think beyond norms, and to engage my intellectual side. I think the name'suggests distinction, which encourages me to strive for credibility. I like being one of a few with this name.

07/16/2021 01:20:24

In the UK it will be forever associated with Walter the'softy who was the victim of Dennis the Menace in the Beano comic!

07/15/2021 15:16:30

I'm only 19 and growing up with the name 'Walter' was a hassle to say the least, although the minor teasing stopped around 7th grade (ironic because this stuff usually STARTS in high school). Being named after my grandfather (also taking his middle name, Joseph) who fought in World War II and after reading of the name's German roots (the majority of my ancestry is German) and being synonymous with 'powerful leader', i've come to accept it. I don't recommend naming your child Walter in this day and age but if your name is Walter, don't be ashamed of it.

07/14/2021 15:29:06

I never knew the meaning of my name "Walter". However it is not what my nature as the meaning tells.

07/05/2021 18:17:24

HI'my name is Walter too named after my grand father who fought in world war two, very proud of the name, and i think its suits my personality, did not have a problem with it in school, one of its good points is when you say your name and by in large to are taken seriously and remembered, Walter J.D

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Walter?
The origin of the name Walter is German.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Walter?
Commander Of The Army
*️⃣ How many people are named Walter?
Almost 627000 people are named Walter.
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