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What does Waldemar mean?

Waldemar Pronunciation of Waldemar [walde-mar] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Waldemar is "renowned ruler". Literally, "fame, power".

Associated with: ruler (king), power.


Waldemar has 1 variant: Valdemar.

Affiliated boy name: Waldo.

1 feminine form: Valda.

Creative forms:
(male) Waldeman, Wardemar, ..

(female) Waldemi, Waldeter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Waldemar Darius (W.D.), ..

How popular is Waldemar?

Waldemar is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#70473 out of 150436, Top 47%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Waldemar was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1007 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Waldemar outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Waldemar is Waldo. These relations of Waldemar were favored as birth names a century ago (average #729), but now, the version Waldo has fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelmar, Alomar, Aylmar, Baldemar, Balder, Baldomar, Baltazar, Bolevar, Cadmar, Caesar, Caezar, Calder, Demar, Eadgar, Elmar, Gardnar, Hadar, Haidar, Halvar, Hamar, Hammar, Haydar, Hjalamar, Hjallmar, Hjalmar, Ingemar, Jemar, Joemar, Kadar, Lamar, Lemar, Palmar, Qadar, Ullmar, Waddell, Wade, Wadell, Wadham, Wagner, Wakeman, Wald, Walden, Waldenn (see Walden), Walder, Waldi, Waldon, Waldorf, Waldorp, Waldron, Waldwick, Waldwyck (see Waldwick), Waleed, Walker, Wallas, Waller, Walter, Waltham, Walther, Warde, Wardell, Wardlea (see Wardley), Warner, Wayde, Waydell (see Wade), Welden, Wilber, Wilder, Willem, Willmar (see Wilmer), Willmer, Wilmar, Wladimir, Wladimyr (see Vladimir), Wyler and Wylmer. These names tend to be more frequently used than Waldemar.

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