Other Forms FormsWaldalen, Waldalène (Gallicized form)
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Meaning & History
Possibly a Latinized form of Waldhelm. This was borne by Waldalenus, Duke of Upper Burgundy, a Frankish magnate who lived in the late 6th century and early 7th century. This was also borne by a 7th-century saint who was a nephew of Duke Waldelenus; he became the first abbot at Bèze, and was a brother of Saint Adalsindis.