Walter

Male

Meaning

Army Ruler

Origin

British

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔltər/

Traits associated with the name Walter:

Dogs named Walter tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Walter?

That you have a fondness for classic, timeless names. It also suggests that you may be a fan of classic literature, as Walter is a popular name in many classic novels.

Is Walter a good dog name?

Walter has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Walter isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Walter is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Walter was, in the past month, the 333rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of June 2024, Walter is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Walter was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Walter's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Walter is most adored in Arkansas, New Hampshire and Hawaii.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Georgia, South Carolina and Iowa.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Walter.

Most popular breeds named Walter:

  1. Dachshund
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Pug
  4. Lhasa Apso
  5. Basset Hound

Famous dogs named Walter:

  • literature icon A dog named Walter was a character in the book Walter the Farting Dog by William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray.
  • television icon A dog named Walter featured in the television show The Mighty B!.

Walter is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in the 19th century, it's a throwback to simpler canine times.

scottish dog names
scottish

Associated with famous Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.

military dog names
military

Derived from Germanic elements meaning "ruler of the army".

cute dog names
cute

Evokes images of friendly, lovable characters like Disney's Wally B.

british dog names
british

Associated with classic literature and popular in Victorian era.

funny dog names
funny

Human monikers for pets often elicit chuckles due to unexpected formality.

Dog names like Walter:

Sherlock holmes smart sidekick.
A common old man grumpy name
Genuine, bold or brave
From Wina's Town
Son Of Guy
Clever, crafty; from the tricky river
Walter dog name meaning

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