Origin of WalterNorman French Waltier from Frankish Waldheri from waldan, to rule (akin to wield) + heri, hari, army, host; also from German Walter, Walther from Old High German form of same name
(third-person singular simple present walters, present participle waltering, simple past and past participle waltered)
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- A male given name.
Germanic wald "rule" + heri, hari "army".