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Baby name walker


The English and Scottish name Walker started out as an occupational name and eventually became a common surname. Today, it's also a popular given name associated with everyone from presidents to famous authors and athletes. The name has a preppy vibe and sounds great with classic middle names like “Ryan” and “James.”

Meaning of the Name Walker

Walker is derived from the Old English word “wealcere,” which means “to walk.” It began as an occupational name and eventually became a surname.

Because Walker means “to walk,” new parents may choose the name to symbolize the journey of life on which their baby is about to embark. Because it's a name associated with a couple of presidents, it could also symbolize leadership.

Baby name walker

Nicknames for Walker

The baby name Walker evokes images of someone who is laid-back and kind. For such a casual name, nicknames should come easy. However, it can be hard to create a nickname based solely off the name. We've compiled a list of options below, however, feel free to come up with a nickname unique to the Walker in your life.

Walker Name Details

Style: Traditional, Occupational Name, Surname as a Given Name

Gender: Walker is traditionally considered to be a boys name.

Pronunciation: WAHL-ker

Syllables: Two

Walker Name Popularity

Walker was a top 1,000 baby name for boys until 1955, and it made a comeback in 1983. Since then, it's remained on the list and has become more popular than ever. In 2020, it ranked at number 206, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Great Middle Names for Walker and Their Meanings

Famous People Named Walker

  • Walker Bleakney (physicist)
  • Walker Buehler (baseball player)
  • Walker Carpenter (football player)
  • Walker Edmiston (actor)
  • Walker Evans (racecar driver)
  • Walker Percy (author)
  • Walker Russell Jr. (basketball player)
  • Walker Boh (character in the “Shannara” novels)
  • Walker (character on the TV show “Danny Phantom”)
  • Walker (character in the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III”)
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