Waldemar

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Waldemar in the 19th century. Compare Vladimir, from Slavic, and the Scandinavian name Valdemar.

Proper noun[edit]

Waldemar

  1. (rare) A male given name originating from the Germanic languages.
    • 1819, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 9:
      If, as a stranger in our land, you should require the aid of other judgment to guide your own, we can only say that Alicia, the daughter of our gallant knight Waldemar Fitzurse, has at our court been long held the first in beauty as in place.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Old High German compound name, from the elements waltan (rule, govern) + māri (famous, great).[1] Merged with Scandinavian Valdemar, apparently from the semantically and formally similar Slavic name Vladimir, which is sometimes considered to also derive from the same pre-Old High German name *waldimӕ̄r-.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Waldemar

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Boris Paraschkewow, Wörter und Namen gleicher Herkunft und Struktur (2004, →ISBN), page 377 (entry "Waldemar")

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /valˈdɛ.mar/
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Proper noun[edit]

Waldemar m

  1. A male given name.

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Waldemar m

  1. A male given name, variant of Valdemar.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Waldemar c (genitive Waldemars)

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Valdemar.