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Wallace is a strong baby name for boys. When you first hear the name, you may think of William Wallace, the Scottish hero, initially. This heroic choice was at the prime of its popularity as a first name in the early twentieth century but remains a top 1,000 name.

Meaning of the name Wallace:

Scottish: foreigner, stranger
English: Welshman, Celt

Origin of the name Wallace:

Wallace was originally a surname in England in Scotland. In both countries, it was for the Normans who invaded before the Middle Ages. The name became popular throughout the United Kingdom after William Wallace, a hero who helped Scotland to gain its independence in the 1200s.

Symbolism of the name Wallace:

Wallace means “foreigner” or “stranger” in Scotland because of the French background of the name after the Norman invasion. When Scottish and Welsh families began to move to England, the name translated to “Welshman” and “Celt.”

Style of the name Wallace:

Traditional

Gender of the name Wallace:

Wallace is a mature name for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Wallace:

WAWL-es

Number of syllables in the name Wallace:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Wallace:

Wallace is mature and strong. It is a serious and formal baby name.

Alternative spellings for the name Wallace:

  • Walace
  • Walase
  • Wallase

Nicknames for the name Wallace:

Popularity of the name Wallace:

Wallace was a top 100 name in America from 1920 to 1927, ranking highest in 1934 at number 69. Wallace was a top 200 name from 1900 to 1950, however. As of 2020, it remains a top 1,000 name in America at number 914.

Related names for the name Wallace:

Great middle names for Wallace and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Wallace:

Wallaces in popular culture:

  • Wallace Wells (character from “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”)
  • Wallace (character from “Wallace and Gromit”)
  • Wallace (character from “Nikita”)
  • Wallace Evans (character from “The Good Son”)
  • Wallace (character from “The Wire”)
  • Wallace West (character from DC comics, Kid Flash)
  • Wallace Mahoney (character from “How to Get Away with Murder”)