Walker Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Walker:
Transferred use of the surname that arose as an occupational name for a cleaner, fuller and thickener of cloth. The name is derived from the Middle English Walkere which is from the Old English wealcere (a walker), the root of which is the Old English wealcan (to roll, turn, and full cloth).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Walkie-talkie, Walk, Ker, Wally, Kerry, Wal
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Walker Percy (born 1916), author
Walker Ross, son of "Today" show news anchor Anne Curry.
Walker Nathaniel Diggs (born 2009), son of Broadway and film actors Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs
Walker Evans (1903-1975), a photographer best known for his work documenting the effects of the Great Depression.
Walker Nathaniel Diggs (b. 2009), son of American actress, singer, and songwriter Idina Menzel and American actor and singer Taye Diggs
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Walker Texas Ranger, the main character played by Chuck Norris
Walker Boh, character in "Shannara" series by Terry Brooks
In "The Walking Dead," zombies are called "walkers."
Coalhouse Walker, Jr., a main character in the musical "Ragtime"