Meaning and Origin of: Wald

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Teutonic : Mighty

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German and English : topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.