Name: Walter

Origin and Meaning of the Name Walter

  • Meaning:
    Ruler of the army
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (WAL ter)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Walter)
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Miscellaneous Info for Walter

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    From the combination of the Germanic elements "rule" and "army".

    Famous Walters include journalist Walter Cronkite, author Walter Scott, explorer and sailor Walter Raleigh. Animator Walt Disney was a Walter.

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