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Waldo meaning and name origin
Waldo \wa(l)-do\ as a boy's name is pronounced WAL-doh. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Waldo is "rule". Short form and diminutive of a number of Old German names with the element Wald-, such as Oswald and Waldemar. Also possibly a German place name meaning "forest meadow". Literary: the "Where's Waldo" children books were popular in the 1990s, giving the name a somewhat comical connotation. Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Waldo has 2 variant forms: Walden and Waldron.
Baby names that sound like Waldo are Wald and Waldi.
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Popularity of Waldo
Waldo is a somewhat popular first name for men (#991 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#6888 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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