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Walter Name Meaning and Origin

Walter Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

ruler, powerful army, bright, fighter

Name Origin


Walter is a Germanic name that means 'ruler' or 'powerful army'. It also has meanings related to brightness and fighting spirit. The name has ancient roots in Germanic languages.

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Walter Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Walter is pronounced smoothly with clear syllables, making it easy to articulate.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Walter has a balanced rhythm with equal stress on both syllables, but can sound slightly heavy.

Famous People Named Walter

Find celebrities with this name and see how they shine in their respective fields.

● Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite was an iconic American broadcast journalist known as the 'most trusted man in America'. He anchored the 'CBS Evening News' from 1962 to 1981.

● Walter White

Walter White is a fictional character in the TV series 'Breaking Bad', portrayed by Bryan Cranston. He is a high school chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine manufacturer.

● Walter Payton

Walter Payton, nicknamed 'Sweetness', was an American football player who played for the Chicago Bears. He is considered one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

Walter Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Walter

The name Walter does not typically evoke negative characters or cultural symbols. However, it may have old-fashioned connotations for some, as it has a traditional and classic feel.

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