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Wally is a name that feels like a true classic. Though popularly a shortening of a few other names, it's also a name in its own right. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Wally:

Welsh: Welshman

Origin of the name Wally:

Wally is a name of Welsh origin that means “Welshman”.

Symbolism of the name Wally:

Wally typically symbolizes the desire of a family to have a child who is able to simply live his own life.

Style of the name Wally:


Gender of the name Wally:

Wally is almost exclusively a name given to boys.

Pronunciation of the name Wally:


Number of syllables in the name Wally:


Emotion evoked from the name Wally:

Wally typically evokes emotions of familiarity and comfort in those who read the name.

Alternative spellings for the name Wally:

  • Wallie
  • Waly

Nicknames for the name Wally:

Popularity of the name Wally:

According to the Social Security Administration, the name Wally last ranked as one of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1968 when it was the 850th most popular name. The name peaked in popularity in 1959 when it was the 578th most popular name.

Related names for the name Wally:

Great middle names for Wally and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Wally:

  • Wally Chambers (American football player)
  • Wally Moon (American baseball player)
  • Wally Wingert (American voice actor)

Wallys in popular culture:

  • Wally Walrus (cartoon character)
  • Wally the Green Monster (mascot of the Boston Red Sox)
  • Wally West (character, The Flash)


FUN FACT: Wally can be short for Walter or Wallace!
ORIGIN: Wally is a name of Welsh origin that means “Welshman”.

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