Meaning and Origin of Walter - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Walter

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : Powerful warrior, army ruler

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • German, Swedish, and English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. The personal name was introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er.

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