Namesakes

Austrian Chancellors and Presidents: 1 chancellor
(chancellor) Walter Breisky   1922  
Fictional Characters from Books: 1 character
Sir Walter Elliot   1818   Persuasion  
Fictional Characters from Movies: 1 character
Walter Sobchak   1998   The Big Lebowski  
Fictional Characters from Television: 1 character
Walter Bishop   2008   Fringe  
German Chancellors and Presidents: 3 presidents, 1 chancellor/president
(president) Gustav Heinemann (a.k.a. Walter)   1969-1974  
(chancellor/president) Walter Scheel   1974; 1974-1979  
(president) Christian Wulff (a.k.a. Walter)   2010-2012  
(president) Frank-Walter Steinmeier   2017-  
Hall-of-Famers: 4 baseball, 2 basketball, 1 football, 1 ice hockey
(baseball) Walter Johnson   1936  
(baseball) Walter "Rabbit" Maranville   1954  
(ice hockey) Walter "Babe" Pratt   1966  
(baseball) Walter Alston   1983  
(basketball) Walt Frazier (a.k.a. Walter)   1987  
(basketball) Walt Bellamy (a.k.a. Walter)   1993  
(football) Walter Payton   1993  
(baseball) Walter O'Malley   2008  
Nobel Prize Winners: 4 chemistry, 2 medicine, 2 physics
(chemistry) Norman Haworth (a.k.a. Walter)   1937  
(medicine) Howard Florey (a.k.a. Walter)   1945  
(medicine) Walter Rudolf Hess   1949  
(physics) Walter Houser Brattain   1956  
(physics) Luis Walter Alvarez   1968  
(chemistry) Walter Gilbert   1980  
(chemistry) Harry Kroto (a.k.a. Walter)   1996  
(chemistry) Walter Kohn   1998  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 7 actors, 1 actor/comedian
Walter Huston   1883-1950  
Walter Brennan   1894-1974  
Llewellyn Rees (a.k.a. Walter)   1901-1994  
Dub Taylor (a.k.a. Walter)   1907-1994  
Walter Matthau   1920-2000  
Walter De Donder   1960-  
Walter Baele   1964-  
Will Keen (a.k.a. Walter)   1970-  
Notable Athletes: 2 baseball, 2 basketball, 2 soccer, 1 football, 1 golf, 1 ice hockey
(baseball) Walter Johnson   1887-1946  
(baseball) Walter "Rabbit" Maranville   1891-1954  
(golf) Walter Hagen   1892-1969  
(ice hockey) Walter "Babe" Pratt   1916-1988  
(basketball) Walt Bellamy (a.k.a. Walter)   1939-2013  
(basketball) Walt Frazier (a.k.a. Walter)   1945-  
(football) Walter Payton   1954-1999  
(soccer) Walter Ayoví   1979-  
(soccer) Walter Gargano   1984-  
Notable Businesspeople: 2 businesspersons
Walter Chrysler   1875-1940  
W. O. Bentley (a.k.a. Walter)   1888-1971  
Notable Explorers and Adventurers: 1 explorer
Walter Raleigh   1552-1618  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Walter Cronkite   1916-2009  
Notable Musicians: 1 composer, 1 musician, 1 singer
Angela Morley (a.k.a. Walter)   1924-2009     
Jim Rodford (a.k.a. Walter)   1941-2018     
Eros Ramazzotti (a.k.a. Walter)   1963-   pop  
Notable Writers: 1 author
Walter Scott   1771-1832  
Olympic Medalists: 9 gold, 6 bronze, 2 silver, 2 silver/bronze/gold, 1 gold/silver, 1 silver/bronze, 1 silver/gold
(silver/bronze/gold) Walter B. Tewksbury   1900   100 m; 200 m; 200 m hurdles; 400 m hurdles; 60 m  
(gold/silver) Walter Brack   1904   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 400 m breaststroke  
(bronze) Ernest Ebbage (a.k.a. Walter)   1908   tug of war  
(gold) Walter Bathe   1912   swimming - 200 m breaststroke; swimming - 400 m breaststroke  
(silver) Walter Harold Porter   1924   3000 m team  
(bronze) Walter Spence   1928   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver/bronze) Walter Rangeley   1924; 1928   200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(bronze) Garnet Ault (a.k.a. Walter)   1928   swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver/gold) Walter Laufer   1928   swimming - 100 m backstroke; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Walter Ris   1948   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Wally Halder (a.k.a. Walter)   1948   ice hockey  
(gold) Walt Davis (a.k.a. Walter)   1952   high jump  
(silver/bronze/gold) Thane Baker (a.k.a. Walter)   1952; 1956   100 m; 200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(silver) Walter Krüger   1960   javelin throw  
(gold) Walter Mahlendorf   1960   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Walt Bellamy (a.k.a. Walter)   1960   basketball  
(gold) Walt Hazzard (a.k.a. Walter)   1964   basketball  
(bronze) James Slatton (a.k.a. Walter)   1972   water polo  
(bronze) Walter Kusch   1976   swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Walter Davis   1976   basketball  
(gold) Walter Herrmann   2004   basketball  
(bronze) Walter Dix   2008   100 m; 200 m  
Oscar Award Winners: 3 actors
(actor) Walter Brennan   1936; 1938; 1940   Come and Get It; Kentucky; The Westerner  
(actor) Walter Huston   1948   The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  
(actor) Walter Matthau   1966   Fortune Cookie  
Other Leaders: 2 prime ministers
Prime Minister Walter Nash   1957-1960   New Zealand  
Prime Minister Walter Kieber   1974-1978   Liechtenstein  
Saints: 5 saints, 3 blessed
Saint Walter of Pontoise   1030-1095  
Saint Walter of L'Esterp   ?-1070  
Saint Walter   ?-1150  
Saint Gualtero (a.k.a. Walter)   1184-1224  
Blessed Walter of Bierbeeke   ?-1220  
Saint Walter of Serviliano   ?-1250  
Blessed Walter of Guimaraes   ?-1258  
Blessed Walter Pierson   ?-1537  
Shakespearian Characters: 4 characters
Sir Walter Blunt   Henry IV (1)  
Lord Walter Fitzwalter   Richard II  
Sir Walter Herbert   Richard III  
Walter Whitmore   Henry VI (2)  
Title Characters: 1 book, 1 song
(book) Walter Mitty   1964   The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Other Pieces  
(song) Walter   1982   Walter's Walk