The Italian form of the name is Gualterio o Gualtiero.
Nice name! Reminds me of the Muppet character.
Yooo Walter the bull terrier is a popular meme. His real name is Nelson but we don't talk about that.
Walter Pidgeon was a famous bearer.
I can't imagine a small child called Walter, and the Beano character Walter the softy may lead to teasing at school.
Walter Blythe.
I like the name Walter for an old man but definitely not a child.
Walter. As a 6’10 190 pound body guard there’s nothing I love more than watching people back away saying my name.
Walter Lee Younger is a main character in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.
Walter Collins, the boy who disappeared in 1928.
Walter Palmer, the dentist and trophy hunter who killed many animals, with his most famous victim being Cecil the Lion.
The name Walter, depicts a noble and honorable character. It is loved by men and women of courage and honor and hated by lesser individuals.
Walter Finch, Edith Finch Jr.'s deceased 53 year-old great-uncle from the popular game, "What Remains of Edith Finch."
Walter Mondale was Jimmy Carter's vice president.
Such an old man name. I know two boys who have this as a middle name though.
Walter Clements, likes fire trucks and moster trucks.
I am Walter Shoults of Polish descent and I love my name. Also I am named after my grandfather, Mr John Walter Shoults. Texas proud!
A dull name, and it also has an unappealing sound to it. I think of a tall, bland, and rather uptight old guy when I hear this name. I also think of the Aspercreme commercial with the old lady talking to the young woman who smells like Bengay: "You smell like my Walter!" (And then a caption pops up that says "DON'T SMELL LIKE WALTER!") :d.
Walter Brown, main antagonist foil to the comic book and television character from the U.K., “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher”.
Not used in Poland. [noted -ed]
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Walter who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 149th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Walter Shirley is the name of Anne's deceased father in Anne of Green Gables.
A very charming name.
It's a really handsome name.
And I like the Walter Blythe association.
This is my son's name. We called him Walty when he was little, now he's usually Walt. He's pretty dapper in a bowtie.
Walter Donovan is a famous Walter, the main antagonist in Indiana Jones of the Last Crusade.
My boyfriend's name is Walter and I love it. I call him Walt and Wally.
I really love this name :)
Walt is okay too, but a little strange in my opinion.
Walter Dempster, Jr., better known by his alias Walterina Markova, was a Filipino gay man who was forced as a "comfort gay" for Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II.
In Polish it's Wladyslaw.
Walter was the name of Danny's older brother in The movie ZATHURA.
This is Bruce Willis's real name.
Walter O'Brien from Fox's series Scorpion.
The new Muppet character from the recent Muppets movies is named Walter.
Definitely different for newer generations. I love the nickname Walt even more.
Walter Hartwell White (alias Heisenberg) is the main protagonist in the American television drama Breaking Bad. He was created by series creator Vince Gilligan and is portrayed by Bryan Cranston. The character's son is called Walter Jr. Given the popularity of the series, it will be interesting to see if there is a renewed interest in the name.
Walter of Serviliano, a Benedictine hermit.
As a professional in the expertise area of name choosing, I would recommend this name specifically and precisely for eligible children who possess the qualities of blonde tinted hair and eyes of a blue hue. I think these girls capture the true essence of the name Walter and they create a fresh legacy behind the name. Thank you, and good night. *cue the applause*
Walter White from Breaking Bad.
Walter Joseph Kovacs is the "real" name of Rorschach from Alan Moore's Watchmen series.
Everytime I hear this name I imagine a cute little fisherman from the old days. I really love this name it so cute and innocent and it fits on a grown man too. Also it still has that classy feel or the nice sweet great pa sound to it.
I really like the name Walter, and I totally agree with the above comment. I hope it'll be used more often in the future. :-)
Of all the famous bearers of this name, the one that comes to my mind first is the handsome fictional character Walter Blythe from L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books. Walter was a sensitive, artistic poet who had something of the clairvoyant in him, and (spoiler alert!) in the book 'Rilla of Ingleside', he died bravely and honorably fighting in WWI. To me Walter will always be that sensitive boy and I think this name has much more class and staying power than a stupid made up name like Jayden.
My paternal grandfather was named this. I think it would be cool for a kid, and he'll stand out out of the the Kaidens, Braidens, and Jaidens in his class. A real refreshing choice. (:
Walter is the name of Walter Bishop, the mad scientist on the TV show FRINGE.
This name brings to mind Paul Stewart's book Muddle Earth, where the Horned Baron, named Walter, has an incredibly annoying wife who has ordered him to buy her some singing curtains. The wife always yells, "WAL-TER! Where are my singing curtains?"
Walter Kovacs is the name of the alter-ego of the vigilante Rorschach in the comic book/graphic novel Watchmen.
I love the name Walter, except for the fact that Wally is a popular nickname, since a "wally" is slang for a fool.
Walter is also widely used in Italy, where it is pronounced VHAL-ter. [noted -ed]
The only person I know with this name is a little boy. It sounds very pleasant and refreshing to me. I like Walt as a nickname, too.
A famous bearer, Walter Koenig, portrayed Ensign Chekov in Star Trek (TOS).
Listen to the German pronunciation of Walter here:
Dr Walter Freeman (1895-1972) was a neurosurgeon who performed 3500 lobotomies in USA. He is called "the lobotomist".
This name is also used in Limburgish.
Walter Elra Sithol is the sadistic adolescent protagonist of Scott Loring Sanders' "The Hanging Woods."
Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly of the M*A*S*H 4077.
In Serbian and Croation the name Walter is "Vlado", similar to English Waldo. In Polish it's "Vah-zhoo" and Russian, "Vladimir". When I was a child I was called by the diminutive, "Vla-DEE".
A famous bearer was Canadian-born actor Walter Huston (April 6, 1884 - April 7, 1950). He is well-known for his roles in 'The Virginian' (1929), 'American Madness' (1932), 'Dodsworth' (1936), 'The Devil and Daniel Webster' (1941), 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' (1942), the latter three for which he received Academy Award nominations for. He also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (1948).
Walter is the name of the dad in the show Drake and Josh.
In the documentary Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, Walter McCandless was Chris McCandless' controlling father.
Walter Gay is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "Dombey and Son."
Walter Glass was a character from J. D. Salinger's glass family short stories/Novels.
It´s also the Czech form.
Name Day: 9th January.
Walter Cronkite (journalist), Walter Matthau (actor), Walter Mondale (politician), Walter Gropius (architect), Sir Walter Raleigh (writer and explorer), and Sir Walter Scott (writer) are particularly famous bearers of the name. It was also actor Bruce Willis's original first name. Incidentally, Walter Blythe, Anne's son in the Anne of Green Gables books, was named after Anne's late father, Walter.
Walter Fricke wrote the book "Sudden Strangers: The Story of a Gay Son and His Father" with the help of his son, Aaron.
A very nice name. It reminds me of a bright eyed man with a dazzling smile and a big imagination.
I don't particularly like the name Walter but I do like the nickname Wat for it! It reminds me of Wat from a Knights Tale hehe :)
Walter C. Dornez is a butler in the manga Hellsing, by Kohta Hirano. Walter Sullivan is also the name of a serial killer in the fourth installment of the Silent Hill video game series.
Walter Cuthbert Blythe was a character in Anne of Green Gables. He was Anne's second son and third child.
Let's not forget the famous Walt Disney.
Walt Brown was the Socialist Party candidate for the US presidency in 2004.

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