Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. VAL-də-mar(German)
val-DEH-mar(Polish)
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Meaning & History

Germanic derivative of the Slavic name Vladimir (or perhaps a cognate composed of the Germanic elements wald "rule" and mari "famous"). It was introduced into Scandinavia by the 12th-century Danish king Waldemar (or Valdemar) who was named after a royal ancestor of his Ukrainian mother.

Related Names

VariantsValdemar(Swedish) Valdemar(Danish)
DiminutiveWaldek(Polish)
Other Languages & CulturesWaldomar(Ancient Germanic) Wealdmær(Anglo-Saxon) Uladzimir(Belarusian) Vladimir, Vlado(Bulgarian) Vladimir, Vlado, Vlatko(Croatian) Vladimír, Vladan(Czech) Valdemar, Valto(Finnish) Vladimer, Lado(Georgian) Vladimirs, Voldemārs, Valdis(Latvian) Valdemaras, Vladimiras, Valdas, Vladas, Voldemaras(Lithuanian) Vladimir, Vlado, Vlatko(Macedonian) Valdimárr(Old Norse) Vladimir, Volodya, Vova(Russian) Vladimir, Vladan, Vlado, Vlatko(Serbian) Vladimír, Vladan, Vlado(Slovak) Vladimir, Vlado(Slovene) Volodymyr, Wolodymyr(Ukrainian)

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Name Days

Poland: May 5
Poland: December 11

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Entry updated November 20, 2020