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The name Walter is of Germanic origin, and means ruler of the people.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Walter has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Walter
Use of the Name Walter for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
608,080 138,621 33,648 9,046 4,119 1,521 752
The table below indicates the number of times the name Walter has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Walter
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880131,7556758
1881131,66953711
1882131,8058087
1883131,705  
1884131,9029277
1885131,8089187
1886131,88073011
1887131,705  
1888132,040  
1889131,9169489
1890131,90582312
1891131,66894210
1892132,229  
1893132,00579215
1894132,01074317
1895132,015  
1896132,018  
1897121,89578517
1898132,003  
1899121,749  
1900122,298  
1901121,71982717
1902121,857  
1903121,841  
1904121,871  
1905121,902  
1906121,934  
1907122,09284021
1908122,189  
1909122,284  
1910132,591  
1911123,070  
1912115,80380839
1913116,88583840
1914108,95398537
19151111,26489155
19161111,76479574
19171112,58279875
19181113,36079082
19191112,90285867
19201313,28489467
19211512,97686074
19221512,64779286
19231612,42883777
19241612,68080187
19251612,10474599
19261711,76075592
19271711,32274693
19281810,63677287
1929199,861704100
1930199,68276984
1931208,91281071
1932218,65579674
1933217,75992355
1934218,06088760
1935237,80090559
1936267,539  
1937267,48798252
1938267,543  
1939257,321  
1940257,720  
1941267,745  
1942268,677  
1943268,975  
1944268,128  
1945277,576  
1946308,620  
1947349,210  
1948358,603  
1949378,283  
1950407,790  
1951427,976  
1952447,910  
1953467,487  
1954497,460  
1955517,294  
1956537,002  
1957586,690  
1958636,308  
1959666,111  
1960705,757  
1961745,439  
1962795,281  
1963775,064  
1964804,842  
1965824,486  
1966834,052  
1967813,813  
1968833,595  
1969853,563  
1970893,575  
1971903,353  
1972982,905  
19731012,623  
19741022,492  
19751122,348  
19761272,099  
19771232,182  
19781311,987  
19791282,112  
19801382,004  
19811381,987  
19821471,909  
19831541,765  
19841611,685  
19851631,686  
19861561,715  
19871741,573  
19881741,601  
19891841,608  
19901911,610  
19911991,538  
19922171,420  
19932201,356  
19942511,145  
19952651,060  
19962721,034  
19972731,026  
1998313889  
1999310918  
2000308946  
2001335823  
2002332829  
2003355769  
2004366752  
Totals:  608,080 1,955

During the last 125 years, parents have used Walter as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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