Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WAWL-do  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a surname that was derived from the Anglo-Scandinavian given name Waltheof [1]. Its present use in the English-speaking world is usually in honour of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American transcendentalist, poet and author. His name came from a surname from his father's side of the family.

Related Names

Same SpellingWaldo 2


People think this name is

classic   wholesome   strong   strange   simple   comedic   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Reaney, P. H. and R. M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford, 1997, page 474.
Entry updated January 21, 2022