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

Wouter
Pronunciation[ˈʋʌutər]
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameOld Dutch
Meaning"ruler of the army", "bright army"
Region of originLow Countries
Other names
Nickname(s)Wout
Related namesValter, Valtyr, Walter, Gauthier, Gualterio, Gualtierre

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