Walter

Walter - A very unique male name



  Jul 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Walter, meaning army ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #13. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Walter and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Walter? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Walter. The baby boy name Walter was given to 757 baby boys in 2012, ranking #379 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,168 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Walter peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1914 on position 10.



Famous with this name

Walter Brennan
Jessica Walter
Walter Catlett


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Walter is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Walter is currently topping the baby name charts in Alabama at position #228 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #562.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Walter is where you live.


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Walter origin and meaning

Walter is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means army ruler. To see famous people named Walter, pop culture references for the name Walter and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Walter

We've found the following names that sound similar to Walter, sorted by popularity.

Wilder / Wylder /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012379
2011373
2010374
2009381
2008390
2007376
2006354
2005375
2004364
2003355
2002325
2001336
2000308
1999309
1998311
1997272
1996271
1995265
1994250
1993220
1992217
1991200
1990191
1989185
1988174
1987173
1986156
1985163
1984161
1983153
1982147
1981138
1980138
1979128
1978131
1977123
1976128
1975111
1974104
1973100
197298
197191
197089
196984
196883
196781
196683
196582
196480
196377
196279
196174
196070
195966
195862
195758
195653
195551
195449
195345
195244
195142
195040
194937
194835
194734
194630
194527
194426
194326
194226
194126
194025
193925
193826
193726
193626
193523
193421
193321
193221
193120
193019
192919
192818
192717
192617
192516
192416
192316
192215
192115
192013
191911
191811
191711
191611
191511
191410
191311
191211
191112
191013

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alabama228
Minnesota232
Louisiana237
Maryland252
South Carolina259
Washington275
North Carolina278
Massachusetts284
Iowa293
Connecticut303
Virginia305
Kansas320
Pennsylvania320
Michigan328
Kentucky329
Wisconsin330
Missouri354
Indiana359
Ohio375
Arkansas381
Tennessee398
Florida409
California415
New Mexico418
Georgia424
Nebraska428
Texas451
Illinois451
New Jersey480
New York489
Nevada497
Colorado525
Arizona533
Oregon547
Oklahoma554
Utah562

Even more about Walter


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Walter a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Walter?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Walter
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,168
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +757

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