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

Valdemar Origin and Meaning

The name Valdemar is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Swedish origin.

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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beachbear Says:


This is literally Voldemort.

clairels Says:


Sounds like Voldemort, too, unfortunately.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Looks like Voldemort to me.