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walter

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*WALDAʐ *HARJAZ > WALT-HARI
MEANING:
This name derives from Ancient Germanic “Waltheri”, composed of two elements: “*waldaʐ” (ruler, might, mighty one, power, powerful one) plus “*harjaz” (army, army leader, commander, warrior). The name means “ruler of the army, leader of an army”. Waltheri son of Wacho from his third wife Silinga, was a king of the Lombards from 539 to 546. He was an infant king, and the rule was administered by Audoin. The Latinized form is Waltharius, the title of a poem on the legendary Gothic king Walter of Aquitaine. Jacob Grimm in Teutonic Mythology speculates that Walthari, literally "wielder of hosts", may have been an epithet of the god of war, Ziu or Eor, and that the circumstance that the hero of the Waltharius poems loses his right hand in battle may be significant, linking him to the Norse tradition of Tyr.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • dutchdutch
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • frisianfrisian
  • germangerman
  • icelandicicelandic
  • italianitalian
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • polishpolish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
valter, valder, valther, walther
dutch
wouter, wolter
finnish
valter, valtteri, wolter, volter
german
wolter, walther
icelandic
valter, Valdar
italian
gualtiero, gualtieri, valtieri, gautiero
norwegian
valter, walther, valtare
polish
waldek, waldus
swedish
valter, valder, valther, walder, wolter, walther, valtar, volter, wolther, Valdar
FEMININE
dutch
woutrine
italian
waltera, walterina, valterina, gualtiera, gualtierina
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
wally
dutch
wally, walt, wout, wal, Wolt, Woltertje, Woutje, Woutertje
english
wally, walt, wat
finnish
wally, walt
frisian
WATSE, WATE
norwegian
wally
swedish
wally, walt

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
gualterius, waltarius, walterius, vualterius

ancient germanic
walthari, waltheri, WALDHAR
french
gautier, guatier, gauthier, gaucher
german - swiss
walti, wale, wali, walo, wädi, wädu, wälti
hungarian - magyar
valter
latvian
valters
old norse
valter, Valdarr
old swedish
valter
portuguese
valter, gualterio, gualtério, guálter
russian
Val'ter
sami - lapps
válter
scottish
bhàtair, bhaltair, Baltair, Bàtair
slovene
valter
welsh
gwallter

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
UNCLE WALTER BEN FOLDS FIVE
WALTER'S WALK LED ZEPPELIN
WALTER IL MAGO LIGABUE
WALTER REED MICHAEL PENN

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