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

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.

Famous People Named Wallace

Wallace Stevens, American poet
(William) Wallace Halleck Reid, American silent film actor
Wallace Fitzgerald Beery, American actor
Wallace Earle Stegner, American historian and novelist
Wallace Gilberry, American football player
Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn, American actor/comedian
Wallace Spearmon, American Olympic sprinter
Wallace Clayton "Wah Wah" Jones, American basketball player
Wallace Allan "Wally" Wood, American comic book artist and writer
Wallace Wade "Wally" Moon, American baseball player
Wallace Perry "Wally" Wolf, American Olympic swimmer
Wallace E. "Wally" Wingert, American actor and voice actor
William Wallace, leader during Scottish wars of Independence

Pop Culture References for the name Wallace

Wallace Bryton, main character in 2014 horror film "Tusk"
Wallace Wells, character in comic and film "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World"
"Wallace and Gromit," animated TV and film series
Wallace Evans, character in film "The Good Son"
Wallace, character on TV's "Nikita"
Wallace Fennel, character on TV's "Veronica Mars"
Wallace, water-type gym leader and champion in the Pokemon video games
Wallace, character on HBO's TV Show "The Wire"

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