Meaning and Origin of: Wald

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Teutonic : Mighty

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and English : topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle Englishwald).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from GermanWald ‘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.