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Gender: Male Pronunciation: VAHL-de-mahr Origin of Valdemar: Nordic variation of Vladimir Meaning of Walter: German, "army ruler"

The name Valdemar is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Swedish origin. Valdemar and is often added to lists like Prince Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Ten years ago we would have advised people to steer clear of this name (and maybe choose the similar sounding Walter instead); but with the rise of other Nordic and Eastern European names like Viggo and Casimir, maybe its time to re-thing Valdemar. It's a big name, but with enough penache, it could be pulled off. Valdemar was introduced to Scandinavia in the 12th Century by a Danish king named for his Ukrainian grandfather, and is currently in the Danish Top 20.

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Famous People Named Valdemar

Valdemar I-IV, Kings of Denmark
Valdemar, King of Sweden
Valdemar of Denmark, Danish bishop
Valdemar Einar Psilander, Danish actor
Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer
Valdemar Emil Knudsen, Norwegian planter in Hawaii

Pop Culture References for the name Valdemar

Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

Valdamar, Waldemar


beachbear Says:


This is literally Voldemort.

clairels Says:


Sounds like Voldemort, too, unfortunately.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Looks like Voldemort to me.