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Wally

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
512
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Wally

User Submitted Origins

English
55%
Irish
27%
Spanish
9%
German
9%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Australia, the name Wally is of Spanish origin and means "Its a way of lfe".
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International Interest
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid
Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given names of Waldo and Walter and Wallabee and Wallace.

Notable Persons Named Wally

Notable Persons Named Wally

Wally Cox

He was most prominent from 1948 to 1973. Wally was given the name Wallace Maynard Cox on December 6th, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He died on February 15th, 1973.

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Wally Amos

Wally was given the name Wallace Amos, Jr. on July 1st, 1936 in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Wally Szczerbiak

Wally Szczerbiak is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, and Cleveland Cavaliers. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to 2009. Wally was born on March 5th, 1977 in Madrid.

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Wally Pfister

Wally Pfister is a cinematographer and film director. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to present. Wally was given the name Walter C. Pfister on July 8th, 1961. Wally is also known as Walter Pfister.

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Wally Wingert

Wally Wingert is a voice actor, actor, singer, and radio personality. He has been prominent since 1990. Wally was given the name Wallace E. Wingert on May 6th, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa. Wally is also known as Wally Wingart, Wallace Wingert, and Grant W. Wylie.

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Wally Lewis

Wally Lewis is a rugby player. He was most prominent from 1986 to 87.

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  • Wally Pipp
    Baseball Player
  • Wally Backman
    Baseball Player
  • Wally Lamb
    Writer
  • Wally Hickel
    Office Holder
  • Wally Hammond
    Cricketer
  • Wally Bayola
    Comedian
  • Wally Downes
    Soccer Player
  • Wally Buono
    Gridiron Football Player
  • Wally Moon
    Baseball Player
  • Wally Bruner
  • Wally Boag
    Actor
  • Wally Oppal
    MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview
  • Wally Walker
    Basketball Player
  • Wally Funk

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wally

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wally

Eddy Wally

Eddy Wally was a musician. He was most active from 1959 to 2012. Eddy was given the name Eduard Van De Walle on July 12th, 1932 in Ertvelde, East Flanders, Belgium. Eddy is also known as Eddy Wally. He breathed his last breath on February 6th, 2016.

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Wally

Wally is a fictional character.

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Gustaf Wally

Gustaf Wally is an actor.

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Common last names for Wally

  • Johnson
  • Martin
  • Anderson

Common first names for Wally

  • William
  • John
  • James

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wally U.S.
  White 79.10% 64.26%
  African American 8.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.95% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wally

People with the last name Wally are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wally

  • How Popular is the name Wally? Wally is the 3,886th most popular name of all time. As a last name Wally was the 42,378th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Wally have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,017 babies born with the first name Wally in the United States. That's more than enough people named Wally to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Wally? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Wally first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Wally is Wednesday, February 21st, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Wally born? The highest recorded use of the first name Wally was in 1959 with a total of 185 babies.
  • Random Wally Factoid: According to the 1959 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Wally is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Colorado have the same name in 1959.
  • Weird things about the name Wally: The name spelled backwards is Yllaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Laywl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wally? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 512 people with the last name Wally.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wally? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Wally as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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