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Gender: Male Meaning of Wallace: "foreigner, stranger" Origin of Wallace: Scottish Wallace's Popularity in 2018: #879

The name Wallace is a boy's name of Scottish, English origin meaning "foreigner, stranger". Wallace is ranked #879 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Pop Culture References for the name Wallace

Wallis, Wallie, Wallache, Wall, Welch, Wally, Wal, Wallas, Walsh

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Toronto87 Says:


I picture a handsome, bookish, charming man when I hear Wallace. This name is really growing on me.

headintheclouds Says:


Wallace is a cool vintage boy name to me- so retro and old-fashioned that it's in. It has the same vibe as Ernest, where you feel that someone named Wallace would be an upstanding and nice all-rounder of a person. The nickname Wally or Ace is adorable, and the full Wallace is very handsome IMO.

lesliemarion Says:


I am head over heels in love with Wallace, both because of Wallace and Gromit and because of Wally on Leave it to Beaver ( a nice young man). But also because of the sound of it. It is a classic and I love the full name Timothy Wallace.