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Meaning and Origin of: Waldo

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Mighty, famous
  • Teutonic : Mighty
  • Teutonic : Rule

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Waldie.
  • German : habitational name for someone from any of several places in Pomerania and Brandenburg called Waldow.
  • Cornelius Waldo was living in Ipswich, MA, in 1647. Samuel Waldo (1695–1759) was born in Boston and became a land speculator in ME.