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What does Valdemar mean?

Valdemar Pronunciation of Valdemar [valde-mar] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Valdemar is "renowned leader". A royal name in early Denmark.

Associated with: renowned (famous), leader, royal (king).


Valdemar has 1 variant: Waldemar.

Creative forms:
(male) Valdemir, Vlademar, ..

(female) Valdemari, Valdeva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Valdemar Kael (V.K.), ..

How popular is Valdemar?

Valdemar is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#125639 out of 150436, Top 84%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Waldemar is the only popular related form of Valdemar (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Valdemar reached its most widespread a century ago. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Waldemar in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Valdemar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelmar, Alamar, Alomar, Aylmar, Baldemar, Balder, Baldomar, Baltasar, Baltazar, Baumar, Bolevar, Cadmar, Caesar, Caezar, Calder, Damar, Delmar, Demar, Eadgar, Edmar, Elmar, Gardnar, Hadar, Haidar, Halvar, Hamar, Hammar, Haydar, Hjalamar, Hjallmar, Hjalmar, Ingemar, Jamar, Jemar, Joemar, Kadar, Lamar, Lazear, Lemar, Palmar, Qadar, Ullmar, Ulmar, Vale, Valen, Valente, Valerian, Valerio, Valery, Valeryan, Vallen, Valter, Valther, Vander, Varden, Vidar, Villem, Vladamir, Vladimir, Volker, Walder, Willmar (see Wilmer) and Wilmar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Valdemar.

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