Nordic variation of Vladimir
"great ruler, peaceful ruler, ruler of the world"

Valdemar Origin and Meaning

The name Valdemar is 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.

Valdemar Popularity

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Famous People Named Valdemar

  • Valdemar IIV, Kings of Denmark
  • ValdemarKing of Sweden
  • Valdemar of DenmarkDanish bishop
  • Valdemar Einar PsilanderDanish actor
  • Valdemar PoulsenDanish engineer
  • Valdemar Emil KnudsenNorwegian planter in Hawaii

Valdemar in Pop Culture

  • Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey