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PronouncedPron.VAL-tu German

Meaning & History

German variant of WALTER. This name was borne by the 13th-century German poet Walther von der Vogelweide.
VariantsWaldhar, Walter Ancient Germanic
Other Languages & CulturesValter 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   Contribute