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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