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Origin of the name WALTHER.
Etymology of the name WALTHER.
Meaning of the baby name WALTHER.


WALTHER.  A Frankish form of Teutonic Waldheri (q.v.), meaning "powerful warrior."

... The name of the young prince of Aquitaine, who, in the curious Latin poem which seems to represent the Frankish Nibelungenlied in the south of France, flies from Attila's court with his fellow-hostage, the Burgundian Hildegunna, and her treasure, and repulses the pursuing Gunther and Hagano.  This same Walther was said to have afterwards reigned thirty years in Aquitaine, and, no doubt, the name was already common there, when, about 990, it came to saintly glory, through a monastic saint of that dukedom, who, being followed by two others, caused it to be spread far and wide.  Walther von Vogelwied, the Minnesinger, who bequeathed a perpetual dole to the birds of the air at his tomb, well deserved that the memory of his name should be kept up in Germany, and it has always been very popular... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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