Gender Feminine
Usage German

Meaning & History

Means "power of the fortress" from Old German walt meaning "power, authority" and burg meaning "fortress" (or perhaps from Old English cognates, though as an Old English name it is unattested). This was the name of an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon saint who did missionary work in Germany.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesValborg(Danish) Valpuri, Vappu(Finnish) Waldeburg(Germanic) Valborg(Norwegian) Valborg(Swedish)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   rough   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Austria: February 25


Depiction of Saint Walburga by the Master of Meßkirch (1540)Depiction of Saint Walburga by the Master of Meßkirch (1540)


Entry updated December 7, 2022