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Gender: Male Pronunciation: VAHL-deh-mahr Meaning of Waldemar: "famous ruler" Origin of Waldemar: German

The name Waldemar is a boy's name of German, Scandinavian, Lithuanian origin meaning "famous ruler". Waldemar and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

The American child given this name of four kings of Denmark, not to mention one so similar to that of the Harry Potter archvillain Lord Voldemort, might have to pay a large emotional import tax.

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Famous People Named Waldemar

Waldemar I-III, Princes of Anhalt-Zerbst
(Joachim Friedrich Ernst) Waldemar, Prince of Prussia; son of Frederick III; grandson of Queen Victoria
Waldemar Wilhelm Ludwig Friedrich Viktor Heinrich, Prince of Prussia
Waldemar Sorychta, Polish heavy metal musician
Waldemar Pawlak, former prime minister of Poland
Waldemar of Brandenburg, 13th-century Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal

Pop Culture References for the name Waldemar

Waldemar Fitzurse, character in "Ivanhoe" by Sir Walter Scott

Waldemar's International Variations

Woldemar, Waldemar, Valdemar (Scandinavian)


Kenya Says:


Waldemar is a gorgeous name. It only sounds like Voldemort if you pronounce it incorrectly.

kertheshe Says:


Not sure about naming a kid Voldemort....

senseandsensibility Says:


This is my stepfather's name :)