Name: Waldo

Origin and Meaning of the Name Waldo

  • Meaning:
    Ruler
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (WAHL doh); (VAHL doh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Waldo)
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Miscellaneous Info for Waldo

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  • Used in:
    Dutch and English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Waldo is used as a short form for many Germanic names beginning with "Wal-," though it can also be used on its own. Perhaps the best-known Waldo today is the star of the "Where's Waldo" comic book series.

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