Waller name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Waller

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  1. A submission from Kenya says the name Waller means "God's gift".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wall"er
One who builds walls.
noun Wall"er
The wels.

Etymology: G

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States jazz musician (1904-1943)

wall + -er

  1. One who builds walls.

From wallow or wallower.

  1. The place where animals make their bed.
  2. The wels catfish.

    Notable Persons Named Waller

    Notable Persons Named Waller

    Waller Tazewell Patton

    Waller Tazewell Patton is a military person. His military service ended in 1861.

    Waller Taylor

    Waller Taylor was a from Indiana, Indiana Territorial Legislature, United States Senator, fromIndiana, United States Senate, Virginia House of Delegates, and Indiana Territory. He was most prominent from 1816 to 1825. Waller was born in 1786 in Lunenburg County, Virginia. He breathed his last breath in 1826.

    Waller Hugh Paton

    Waller was born on July 27th, 1828 in Dunfermline. Waller is also known as Walter Hugh Paton. He breathed his last breath on March 8th, 1895.

    Waller Redd Staples

    Waller was born on February 24th, 1826. He breathed his last breath on August 21st, 1897.

    Waller Thomas Burns

    Waller was born on January 14th, 1858 in La Grange, Texas. He passed away on November 17th, 1917.

    Waller Rodwell Wright

    He passed away in 1826.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Waller

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Waller

    Amanda Blake Waller

    Amanda Blake Waller is a comics character.

    Fats Waller

    Fats Waller was a dixieland, jazz, swing music, stride (music), and ragtime musician. He holds the title (You Got Everything A Sweet Mama Needs But Me) and 'tain't Nobody's Bus'ness If I Do. Fats was given the name Thomas Wright Waller on May 21st, 1904 in New York City, New York, U.S. He passed away on December 15th, 1943.

    Kenneth Waller

    Kenneth Waller was a television actor, television, and televisionactor. His ongoing career started in 1959. Kenneth was born on November 5th, 1927 in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He died on January 28th, 2000.

    Ken Waller

    Ken was born on March 20th, 1942.

    Robert James Waller

    Robert James Waller is a professor, dean, and writer. Robert was given the name Robert James Waller Jr. on August 1st, 1939 in Rockford, Iowa.

    Gordon Waller

    Gordon was given the name Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller on June 4th, 1945 in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on July 17th, 2009.

    • Darren Waller
      Football Player
    • Hector Macdonald Laws Waller
      Military Person
    • Edmund Waller
    • William Waller
      Military Person
    • Mickey Waller
    • Meaghan Waller
    • John Waller
    • Max Waller
    • Benjamin Waller
    • Calvin Waller
    • Alex Waller
    • Michael Vincent Waller
    • Frank Waller
    • William L., Jr. Waller
      Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Waller U.S.
      White 69.64% 64.26%
      African American 25.15% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.48% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Waller

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

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Waller

  1. What name lists does Waller rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Waller? Waller is the 26,104th most popular name of all time. As a last name Waller was the 942nd most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Waller have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 225 babies born with the first name Waller in the United States. That's more than enough people named Waller to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Waller? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  5. When was Waller first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Waller is Saturday, October 7th, 1871.
  6. What year had the most people named Waller born? The highest recorded use of the first name Waller was in 1921 with a total of 15 babies.
  7. Random Waller Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Waller is not a popular baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Virginia have the same name in 1928.
  8. Weird things about the name Waller: The name spelled backwards is Rellaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ewrall. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Waller? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 36,805 people with the last name Waller.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Waller? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 12 of them will have Waller as their last name.
  11. Waller name meaning

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