"foreigner, stranger"

Wallace Origin and Meaning

The name Wallace is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "foreigner, stranger".
Wallace is so square 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 classically a Scottish name, 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 StevensAmerican poet
  • (William) Wallace Halleck ReidAmerican silent film actor
  • Wallace Fitzgerald BeeryAmerican actor
  • Wallace Earle StegnerAmerican historian and novelist
  • Wallace GilberryAmerican football player
  • Wallace Michael "Wally" ShawnAmerican actor/comedian
  • Wallace SpearmonAmerican Olympic sprinter
  • Wallace Clayton "Wah Wah" JonesAmerican basketball player
  • Wallace Allan "Wally" WoodAmerican comic book artist and writer
  • Wallace Wade "Wally" MoonAmerican baseball player
  • Wallace Perry "Wally" WolfAmerican Olympic swimmer
  • Wallace E. "Wally" WingertAmerican actor and voice actor
  • Wallace Huo Chienhwa, Taiwanese actor, singer and producer
  • William Wallaceleader during Scottish wars of Independence
  • Wallace LanghamAmerican actor
  • Wallace Henry Hartleybandmaster and violinist aboard RMS Titanic
  • Wallace "Wally" AmosJr., American who founded the chocolate chip cookie brand "Famous Amos"

Wallace in Pop Culture

  • Wallace Brytonmain character in 2014 horror film "Tusk"
  • Wallace Wellscharacter in comic and film "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World"
  • "Wallace and Gromit" animated TV and film series
  • Wallace Evanscharacter in film "The Good Son"
  • Wallacecharacter on TV's "Nikita"
  • Wallace Fennelcharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Wallacewater,type gym leader and champion in the Pokemon video games
  • Wallacecharacter on HBO's TV Show "The Wire"
  • Wallace "Wally" WestDC Comics Character "Kid Flash"
  • Wallace Mahoneycharacter on ABC's show "How to Get Away with Murder"
  • Wallace Bodencharacter on TV's "Chicago Fire"