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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: Stranger

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Wallace

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Wallace in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Wallace:

  • Records indicate that 78,717 boys in the United States have been named Wallace since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1923, when 2,801 people in the U.S. were given the name Wallace. Those people are now 98 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Wallace

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      5 Positive Comments

  • "Wallace is my name and I believe in the name Wallace because it's a name for great people." Mar. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name! Awesome vintage name! Don't like it for a girl....too masculine!" Mar. 8, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love the name Wallace and I don't find it grandad-ish. People are bringing back the "old names" like Fredrick, Dudley, George, even Henry. So many people are going back to using family names from loved ones." Jan. 8, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Too strong to be a girls name. Nothing feminine about it. One should know if you consider choosing Wallace for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name ?Wallace? is used as a boy name. The name Wallace is of Celtic - Gaelic origin, and is found to be used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world. If you consider naming your baby ?Wallace? you should pay attention to the special meaning and history of the name as your baby?s name will play a big role in its life and will hear it forever. With the old grandparent names doing a turnaround, Wallace has a hipness and Wally makes an adorable retro-style nickname. Also stylish for the nickname Ace. Goes great with Nicholas, Thomas, William, Allice, Mallory, Allicyn, and many other sibling names! Not as common and over used as the name William! Currently listed at the BabyCenter with growing popularity: YEAR 2014 RANK #228" May. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used Wallace as a middle name in 1986 when I named my son Cameron Wallace. It was my maiden name. My son likes it because of the movie Braveheart, where Sir William Wallace was the hero. I must say he lives up to the "Braveheart" legacy!!! Very courageous and brave in difficult circumstances!" Jan. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My first name is Wallace. I've always HATED it. Growing up with an off-beat name like this made me feel weird and strange. It definitely has had a negative impact on me. It's a fine surname, but NOT as your first name. My middle name is also a surname, so I didn't have a backup, except Wally, which I also HATE;it sounds like a silly kids' name. Parents, please don't do this to your kid!" Sep. 6, 2021: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My son's name is Geoffrey Wallace. Born early 2018. Thought Wallace made for a great middle name." Oct. 1, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Cool Vintage Boy Baby Names These classic baby boy names have an effortlessly cool sound to them. In the 1880s, the most popular boy names were John, William, James, George and Charles. Check out more of our favorite retro baby names: ? Wallace ? Owen ? Max ? Nicholas ? Edward ? Jack ? Everett ? Russell ? Gus ? Otis ? Levi ? Sebastian ? Wilson ? Albert ? Curtis ? Cecil ? Eli ? Wiley ? Henry ? Flynn ? Arlo ? Samuel" May. 22, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds grandad-ish as a boy's name but cool as a girl's name, a la Stanley or Murray. For girls, it is often spelt Wallis - which was once tied to the Duchess of Windsor AKA Mrs Simpson but chosen in 2000 by 'ER' actor Anthony Edwards for one of his twin daughters." Jun. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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