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Walker - Meaning of Walker

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Meaning of the name Walker

[ 2 syll. wal-ker, wa-lk-er ] The baby boy name Walker is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as WAOLK-er or WAO-K-er †. Walker is used predominantly in the English language and its origin is Old English. It is from the elements 'wealcan' meaning to roll ; 'wealcian' to roll up. The first name is derived from the surname, which is itself from the medieval profession of a 'walker', someone who trod on woollen cloth in a special composite to thicken it and prepare it for use.

Wakker, Walk, Walkar, Walkie, Walkir, and Walkor are variants of Walker.

Walker is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1980s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2005 with 0.038% of baby boys being given the name Walker. Its ranking then was #369. In 2012, its usage was 0.035% and its ranking #411, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its group. Walker has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.

Baby names that sound like Walker include Walkor, Wakker, Walkar, Walkir, Waltur, Wazir, Wachiru, Wachirue, Wachyru, Wachyrue, and Wazîr.

† Pronunciation for Walker: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

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