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Walt

First Name
2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
1k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Walt

User Submitted Origins

German
50%
American
33%
English
17%

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International Interest
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Wiktionary
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Walter.

Notable Persons Named Walt

Notable Persons Named Walt

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a co-founder of the walt disney company, the walt disney company, and co-founder ofthe walt disney company. His most notable accomplishments were from 1920 to 1966. Walt was given the name Walter Elias Disney by his parents Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He died on December 15th, 1966.

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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was a writer. He holds the title America". Walt was given the name Walter Whitman on May 31st, 1819 in West Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1892.

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Walt Frazier

Walt Frazier is a basketball player for the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers. His career lasted from 1967 to 1980. Walt was born on March 29th, 1945 in Atlanta.

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Walt Longmire

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Walt Whitman Rostow

Walt Whitman Rostow was an office holder. Walt was born on October 7th, 1916 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on February 13th, 2003.

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Walt Harris

Walt was born on June 10th, 1986 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • Walt Dohrn
    Writer
  • Walt Mossberg
    Columnist
  • Walt Bellamy
    Basketball Player
  • Walt Flanagan
    Actor
  • Walt Simonson
    Comics Creator
  • Walt Hazzard
    Basketball Player
  • Walt Weiss
    Baseball Player
  • Walt Barnes
    Gridiron Football Player
  • Walt Minnick
  • Walt Jocketty
  • Walt Tkaczuk
    Hockey Player
  • Walt Anderson
    Coordinator of Football Officials
  • Walt Aikens
    Football Player
  • Walt Dropo
    Baseball Player

Notable Persons With the Last Name Walt

Notable Persons With the Last Name Walt

Stephen Walt

Stephen Walt is a philosopher. Stephen was born on July 2nd, 1955.

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Lewis William Walt

Lewis William Walt is a military person. His military service ended in 1936.

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Jaco van der Walt

Jaco van der Walt is a rugby player. Jaco was born on February 1st, 1994 in Randfontein.

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Philip van der Walt

Philip van der Walt is a rugby player. Philip was born on July 14th, 1989 in Adelaide, Eastern Cape.

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Lucien van der Walt

Lucien van der Walt is a professor and labour educator. Lucien was born on September 8th, 1972 in Krugersdorp, South Africa.

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Deon Van Der Walt

Deon was born on July 28th, 1958. He passed away on November 29th, 2005.

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Common last names for Walt

  • Martin
  • Brown
  • Wilson

Common first names for Walt

  • John
  • Robert
  • William
  • Charles
  • Dorothy
  • Joseph
  • James
  • Helen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Walt U.S.
  White 93.31% 64.26%
  African American 1.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.49% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Walt

People with the last name Walt are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Walt

  • How Popular is the name Walt? Walt is the 6,228th most popular name of all time. As a last name Walt was the 23,587th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Walt have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,394 babies born with the first name Walt in the United States. That's more than enough people named Walt to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Walt? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Walt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Walt is Tuesday, August 19th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Walt born? The highest recorded use of the first name Walt was in 1959 with a total of 81 babies.
  • Random Walt Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Walt is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 9 babies in California have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Walt: The name spelled backwards is Tlaw. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Atlw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Walt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,076 people with the last name Walt.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Walt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Walt as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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