Given Name WALTHER

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: VAL-tu (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

German variant of WALTER. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Walther von der Vogelweide.
VARIANTS: Waldhar, Walter (Ancient Germanic)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Valter (Croatian), Valter, Walter (Danish), Wouter, Wolter (Dutch), Walter, Wally, Walt, Wat (English), Valter (Estonian), Valtteri (Finnish), Gauthier, Gautier, Gaultier (French), Wate, Watse (Frisian), Gualtiero, Valter, Walter (Italian), Valter, Walter (Norwegian), Walter (Polish), Guálter, Valter (Portuguese), Bhaltair, Bhàtair (Scottish), Valter (Slovene), Gutierre, Gualterio (Spanish), Valter, Walter (Swedish), Gwallter (Welsh)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1507
Entry updated July 2, 2017