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Gender: Male Origin of Walt: German, diminutive of Walter Meaning of Walter: German, "army ruler"

The name Walt is a boy's name of German origin. Walt and is often added to lists like Nicknames for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "The School Reunion".

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A straightforward, down-to-earth nickname many Walters, from Whitman to Disney, have chosen to go by.

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Famous People Named Walt

Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney, legendary animator
Ronnie Walter "Walt" Cunningham, American astronaut

Pop Culture References for the name Walt

Walt Griffon, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Walter "Walt" White, main character in hit TV show Breaking Bad.
Walter "Walt" Lloyd, character on ABC's hit drama LOST