Wouter

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Wouter
Pronunciation [ʋʌutər]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Old Dutch
Meaning "ruler of the army"
Region of origin Low Countries
Other names
Nickname(s) Wout
Related names Valter, Valtyr, Walter, Gauthier, Gualterio, Gualtierre

Wouter is a Dutch masculine given name popular in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the Dutch equivalent of the English name Walter>, both of Germanic origin, meaning "ruler of the army" or "ruler of the forest".[1] Wouter is sometimes shortened to Wout. The patronymic surname of Wouter is Wouters.

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