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Walker

First Name
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
523k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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What does the name Walker mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Walker

User Submitted Origins

English
57%
Scottish
38%
Australian
4%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 3 people from the United States and Australia, the name Walker is of Welsh / English origin and means "Never come last".
  2. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Walker means "Person who walks far as a type of messenger for the king,".
  3. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Walker means "Forest Inspector" and is of English origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Walk"er
Senses
  1. One who walks; a pedestrian.
  2. That with which one walks; a foot.(Obs)"Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown." [Chapman.]
  3. [Law] A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
  4. Etymology: AS. wealcere. See Walk (v. t.), 3

    A fuller of cloth.(Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot)"She cursed the weaver and the walker The cloth that had wrought." [Percy's Reliques.]
  5. [Zoöl] Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
  6. [construction, tunneling] A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters(4} and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called walking boss.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
  2. A light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
  3. A shoe designed for comfortable walking
  4. A person who travels by foot
  5. United States writer (born in 1944)
  6. New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
Wiktionary

From Hookey Walker.

    Walker was also found in the following language(s): German

    Notable Persons Named Walker

    Notable Persons Named Walker

    Walker Evans

    Walker Evans was an artist. Walker was born on November 3rd, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. He died on April 10th, 1975.

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    Walker Percy

    Walker Percy was a philosophical novelist, memoir, essays, and philosophical fiction writer. He was most active from 1961 to 1990. Walker was born on May 28th, 1916 in Birmingham, Alabama. He passed away on May 10th, 1990.

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    Walker County Jane Doe

    Walker was born in 1960. She passed away on November 1st, 1980.

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    Walker Edmiston

    Walker Edmiston was an actor and voice actor. Walker was born on February 6th, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Walker is also known as Walter Edmiston. He died on February 15th, 2007.

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    Walker Hayes

    Walker Hayes is a country music singer-songwriter. He has been prominent since 2010. Walker was born on December 27th, 1979.

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    Walker Zimmerman

    Walker Zimmerman is a soccer player for the Furman Paladins, FC Dallas, United States men's national under-18 soccer team, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national under-23 soccer team. Walker was born on May 19th, 1993 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Walker

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Walker

    Paul Walker

    Paul Walker was an actor. His career lasted from 1984 to 2013. Paul was given the name Paul William Walker IV on September 12th, 1973 in Glendale, California. He died on November 30th, 2013.

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    Jimmy Walker

    Jimmy was born on January 16th, 1979. Jimmy is also known as Walker and James William.

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    Graham Norton

    He was most active from 1992 to present. Graham was given the name Graham William Walker on April 4th, 1963 in Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland.

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    Benjamin Walker

    Benjamin Walker is an actor, stand-up comedy, and stand-up comedian. He was most active from 2004 to present. Benjamin was given the name Benjamin Walker Davis on June 21st, 1982 in Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.

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    Madam C. J. Walker

    Madam C. J. Walker was a businesswoman, hair-care entrepreneur, philanthropist, and, activism, businessperson, hair care, philanthropy, hair-careentrepreneur, and activist. Madam was given the name Sarah Breedlove on December 23rd, 1867 in Delta, Louisiana, United States. She died on May 25th, 1919.

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    Alice Walker

    Alice Walker is an african-american literature writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1968. Alice was born on February 9th, 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia, United States.

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    • Clint Walker
    • Jimmie Walker
      Actor
    • Herschel Walker
      Football Player
    • Kyle Walker
      Soccer Player
    • Kemba Walker
      Basketball Player
    • Antoine Walker
      Basketball Player
    • Dreama Walker
      Actress
    • William Walker
      Office Holder
    • Bill Walker
      Mayor of Valdez
    • Kurtis Blow
      Mc/rapper
    • James J. Walker
      Office Holder
    • John Anthony, Jr. Walker
      United States Navy Chief Warrant Officer
    • Jerry Jeff Walker
      Country Music
    • Nancy Walker
      Actress

    Common last names for Walker

    • Smith
    • Johnson
    • Brown
    • Wilson
    • Williams
    • White
    • Jones
    • Harris
    • Davis
    • Thompson
    • Taylor
    • Moore
    • Jackson
    • Hall
    • Allen
    • Thomas
    • Carter

    Common first names for Walker

    • James
    • William
    • John
    • Mary
    • Robert
    • Charles
    • George
    • Willie
    • Thomas
    • Dorothy
    • Margaret
    • Helen
    • Ruth
    • Joseph
    • J
    • Richard
    • David
    • Elizabeth
    • Henry
    • Edward

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Walker U.S.
      White 58.66% 64.26%
      African American 35.05% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.55% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Walker

    People with the last name Walker are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Walker

  1. What name lists does Walker rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Walker? Walker is the 1,496th most popular name of all time. As a last name Walker was the 31st most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Walker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,026 babies born with the first name Walker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Walker to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Walker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 29 new born babies.
  5. When was Walker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Walker is Sunday, September 4th, 1870.
  6. What year had the most people named Walker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Walker was in 2019 with a total of 1,627 babies. That's a lot of babies named Walker!
  7. Random Walker Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Walker ranks 104th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 13 babies in Montana have the same name in 1997.
  8. Weird things about the name Walker: The name spelled backwards is Reklaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Awelkr. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Walker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 523,129 people with the last name Walker.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Walker? Walker was ranked as the 31st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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