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Gender: Male Meaning of Walden: "valley of the Welsh" Origin of Walden: English

The name Walden is a boy's name of German origin meaning "valley of the Welsh". Walden and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Walden is a recent entrant to the en-ending boys' names trend, a name that summons up placid images of Thoreau's two-year stay contemplating nature near Walden Pond.

A quite different image came into being when Walden was chosen as the name for Ashton Kutcher's character in "Two and a Half Men"--internet billionaire Walden Schmidt. It is also a Harry Potter name, via wizard Walden Macnair.

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Famous People Named Walden

Walden Robert Cassotto, birth name of American singer Bobby Darin
Walden L. Ainsworth, United States Navy admiral
Walden Bello, Filipino author, academic and political analyst
Walden Erickson, American professional football player
Walden Martin, American Olympic road racing cyclist
Walden O'Dell, American financial executive
Walden Alexis Vargas, Colombian football player

Pop Culture References for the name Walden

Walden Schmidt, character on TV's "Two and a Half Men"
Walden Belfiore, character on TV's The Sopranos
Walden, character on animated TV series Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Walden Pond, area in Massachusetts that inspired Henry David Thoreau's "Walden"