Name
WALTER

Name WALTER

Between 1880 and 2019 there were 766,725 births of Walter in the countries below, which represents an average of 5,516 births of children bearing the first name Walter per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 2,289 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Walter   
In Italiano Nome Walter   
Variations : Wally , Walt

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Information about the first name Walter

We celebrate Walter on April 9th
The first name Walter is listed in our categories :The first name Walter has been assigned to:
99.84% to boys
0.16% to girls
The country where the first name Walter is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 6 letters including 2 vowels and 4 consonants

Walter in Japanese *

Romajiworutaa
Katakanaウォルター
Hiraganaうぉるたー
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Walter in Japanese
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Walter in sign language

Walter in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Walter

US English
Etymology src :
  • See welter.
Etymology src :
  • Germanic name, from Old Northern French Waltier, from Frankish *Waltheri (compare Old High German Waltheri), from Proto-Germanic *waldą (“ruler”) + *harjaz (“army, host”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁- (“be strong”) + *ker- (“army”). Related to Old English Waldhere. Compare herald and Harold, which have these elements reversed.
Anagrams src :
  • rewalt
Anagrams src :
  • rewalt
Pronunciation src :
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔltɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːltə/
  • (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈwɑltɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːltə(ɹ)
Verb src :
  • walter (third-person singular simple present walters, present participle waltering, simple past and past participle waltered)
  • (obsolete, dialect, Britain, Scotland) To roll or wallow; to welter.
Given name (Pseudonym) src :
  • Walter aka Valter, code name of WW2 hero Vladimir Perić
  • "Agent Walter", early codename of Josip Broz Tito
  • Walter, pseudonym of the author of My Secret Life (erotic memoir)
Surname (Early modern) src :
  • Johann Walter (1496–1570), German composer and poet
  • Thomas Walter (botanist) (1740–1789), British-born American botanist
  • Anton Walter (1752–1826), German piano maker
Surname (Medieval) src :
  • Walter, or FitzWalter, an armigerous family in Norman England
  • Theobald Walter, 1st Chief Butler of Ireland
  • Hubert Walter (c. 1160 – 13 July 1205), English archbishop and justiciar
Proper noun (Derived terms) src :
  • Walterboro
Proper noun (Related terms) src :
  • (pet forms) Wally, Walt, Wat
  • (surnames) Fitzwater, Gwatkin, Walters, Waters, Waterson, Watkin, Watkins, Watkinson, Watson, Watt, Watts
PT Portuguese
Proper noun src :
  • Walter m
  • A male given name, equivalent to English Walter, Alternative form of Valter
SE Swedish
Proper noun src :
  • Walter c (genitive Walters)
  • A male given name, variant of Valter.
IT Italian
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English or German Walter (and Walther), of Germanic origin: from Proto-Germanic *waldijaną (“ruler”) (from Proto-Indo-European *wal- (“be strong”)) + *harjōną (“army, host”). Doublet of Gualtiero.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈval.ter/, [ˈväl̪t̪er]
Proper noun src :
  • Walter m
  • A male given name
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Old High German waltan (“to rule”) + heri (“army”). Cognate with English Walter.
Alternative forms src :
Pronunciation src :
  • Rhymes: -altəʁ
Proper noun src :
  • Walter
  • A male given name.
  • A common patronymic surname​.
Proper noun (Usage notes) src :
  • Popular given name in Germany since the Middle Ages due to Walter of Aquitaine, a legendary Visigoth king celebrated in German folklore.
 

Popularity of the name Walter

Number of WALTER births per year

Total births of Walter by country

Births with the first name Walter
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2019
622,138
1,136
BRBrazil
1930 - 2010
67,214
80
CHSwitzerland
1912 - 2019
27,365
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2018
13,787
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
7,855
0
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2019
6,913
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2019
6,583
0
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2019
3,049
0
SESweden
1998 - 2019
2,324
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2018
1,924
10
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2019
1,226
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2018
904
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2019
848
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
680
0
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2019
651
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2019
506
0
NONorway
1945 - 2019
464
0
AUAustralia
1944 - 2019
322
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2019
321
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2018
208
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2019
142
3
BEBelgium
1995 - 2019
38
0
PLPoland
2000 - 2019
20
0
PTPortugal
2014 - 2019
14
0

Total births of Walter by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Walter
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2019
1,248
0
SESweden
2019
303
0
BRBrazil
2010
238
0
GBUnited Kingdom
2019
178
0
DKDenmark
2019
105
0
ITItaly
2018
46
0
ONOntario
2018
37
0
NZNew Zealand
2019
29
0
BCBritish Columbia
2019
22
0
NONorway
2019
18
0
ABAlberta
2019
15
0
FRFrance
2019
12
0
DEGermany
2018
7
0
BEBelgium
2019
6
0
IEIreland
2019
6
0
QCQuebec
2019
5
0
CHSwitzerland
2019
5
0
ARArgentina
2015
4
0
ATAustria
2018
3
0
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
2
0

Comments on the name Walter

Personalities with the first name Walter

There are 910 personalities with the first name Walter


Walt Disney
(Walter Elias Disney) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Writer Inventor Animator Television presenter Painter Voice actor Film director Film producer Producer


Walter Scott
src

Great britain
Judge Writer Lawyer Poet Historian Playwright Translator Biographer Poet lawyer Literary critic Novelist Linguist Musicologist


Bruce Willis
(Walter Bruce Willis) src

United states of america Germany
Actor Singer Executive producer Voice actor Film producer Restaurateur Blogger Television actor Film actor


Christian Wulff
(Christian Wilhelm Walter Wulff) src

Germany
Politician Lawyer


Walter Benjamin
src

German empire German reich
Writer Translator Sociologist Art critic Literary critic Philosopher Essayist Literary historian


Tim Burton
(Timothy Walter Burton) src

United states of america
Animator Film director Film producer Designer Screenwriter Actor Writer Poet


Walter Gropius
(Walter Adolf Georg Gropius) src

Germany Nazi germany Weimar republic German empire
Architect Urban planner Pedagogue Designer


Richard Burton
(Richard Walter Jenkins) src

United kingdom of great britain and ireland United kingdom
Film actor Diarist Actor Stage actor


Arnold Schönberg
(Arnold Franz Walter Schönberg) src

United states of america Austria
Writer Composer Conductor Painter Musicologist Music theorist


Walter Ulbricht
src

German democratic republic
Politician Resistance fighter



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Walter
Full list of personalities with the first name Walter

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Walter

There are 2449 actors and actresses with the first name Walter
Walter Mack
Walter Börst
Walter Cronkite Iv
Walter Clark
Walter Perez
Walter E. Myal
Walter Peña
Walter Enquist
Walter Cornás
Walter Pagan
Walter Unterweger
Walter Tabayoyong
Walter Mccarty
Walter Harris
Walter Hartung
Walter Van Kalken
Walter Quiroz Jr.
Walter Jones
Walter Nudo
Walter Canella
Walter D'errico
Walter Feistle
Walter Flanagan
Walter Masko
Walter Lewis
Walter Michiels
Walter Medina
Walter Frith
Walter Baele
Walter K. Jordan

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Walter
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Walter

Rankings of first name WALTER by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#40SE Sweden2019
#71DK Denmark2019
#175NZ New Zealand2019
#194BC British Columbia2019
#243NO Norway2019
#271GB United Kingdom2019
#278US United State of America2019
#302AB Alberta2019
#314IT Italy2018
#318ON Ontario2018
#480BR Brazil2010
#507CZ Czechoslovakia2016
#530IE Ireland2019
#601AR Argentina2015
#610CH Switzerland2019
#695QC Quebec2019
#809DE Germany2018
#1032AT Austria2018
#1232BE Belgium2019
#2246FR France2019
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name WALTER (female) births over the last year available in each country






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