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My father has this as his first name. Very unique. He said that his mom named him after a hollywood actor from their time period. One kid used to call him wallace, Ballace, elephant to make fun of him in school. I've never heard of anyone else having it as their first name until watching Wallace and Gromit. It seems more as a middle or last namey people right now. He likes that it's unique, and alot of people call him wally.
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I love the name. I have a friend with a 3 yr old named Wallace and they are calling him Ace. I think its cute. I think this one fits in with many of the old names coming back. This one is still unique, strong, and sophisticated. My friends also have a William (Will) and a Alicia (Ali). English sounding names to me!
My husband's middle name is Wallace, after his grandfather. We plan to pass on the name for our first son's middle name.
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Wal, Wally, Ace
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Wallace is of German origin and means "peaceful ruler."
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William Wallace: (1272-1305) was a Scottish knight and landowner who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence and is today remembered as a patriot and national hero.
Alfred Russel Wallace, a 19th century naturalist who noted the clear distinction of animal species between the islands of Bali and Lombok in Indonesia. This division is now known as the Wallace Line.
Wallace Stenger, American novelist and historian.
Wallace Henry Thurman, American novelist during the Harlem Renaissance.
Wallace Stevens, American poet.
Wallace Shawn, American actor and playwright.
Wallace Beery, American actor.
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Charles Wallace Murry: a main character in the novel "A Wrinkle in Time".
Wallace (no last name), part of the animated duo Wallace and Gromit
Wallace Wells is Scott's gay room mate in the Scott Pilgrim series.
Wallace (Wally) West is the best friend of Richard Grayson (Robin) and is known as Kid Flash and protege to the Flash (his uncle Barry Allen) in the Cartoon Network show Young Justice.