Its source is wald heri, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "Commander of the army."
This boy's name is used in German.
In Shakespeare's day, this name was pronounced without sounding the ''l.'' This gave rise to many puns, including Queen Elizabeth's nickname for sea-going privateer Sir Walter Raleigh, whom she called her ''Ocean.''
Science and Philosophy
Walther H. Nernst
German scientist known for his work in thermochemistry.