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Gender: M Meaning of Wallace: "foreigner, stranger" Origin of Wallace: Scottish

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So square it could almost be ripe for a turnaround, especially with the hipness imparted by the British Claymation series Wallace & Gromit. And Wally makes an adorable Leave it to Beaver retro-style nickname.

A Top 100 name in the 1920s, as reflected in early film stars Wallace Beery and Wallace Reid, Wallace hung on in the Top 1000 until the early 1990s. A notable modern namesake is poet Wallace Stevens.

Wallace stems from the names first given to the native British people as distinct from the Anglo-Saxons, later applied to the people living in Wales. Wallace is the Scottish form, popularized in the last century in honor of the medieval hero of the Scottish War of Independence. William Wallace--leading character in the film Braveheart.

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Famous People Named Wallace

Wallace Stevens, American poet
Wallace Reid, American silent film actor
Wallace Beery, American actor
Wallace Stegner, American historian and novelist
Wallace Gilberry, American football player
William Wallace, leader during Scottish wars of Independence

Pop Culture References for the Name Wallace

Wallace Bryton, lead character in Kevin Smith's 2014 horror film "Tusk"
Wallace Wells, character from the comic/movie "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World" played by Kieran Culkin.
Wallce and Gromit-TV series
William Wallace, main character in film Braveheart
Wallace Evans, character from the movie "The Good Son" played by Daniel Hugh Kelly.
Wallace, character from TV series "Nikita"

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