Origin of the name WALTER.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name WALTER.
English. Some render this name "general of an army," from Teutonic Waldheri
(powerful army), or its A.S. equivalent Waldhere
(q.v.). Others take it from Old High
German walt-here, "wood master," due to
Norman influence. (Inquiry Concerning the Boss Family and the Name Boss,
1902; Local Etymology, Williamson, 1849). See note under Wealdhere.