October 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
Medieval diminutive of “Walter“.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Gautier, Gualtiero, Valter, Waldhar, Wally, Walt, Walter, Walther, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Wat Hokester, a local merchant whose dishonesty gets him into trouble, in The Door in the Wall (written in 1949 and set sometime between 1327-1377), by Marguerite de Angeli.