Meaning and Origin of: Waldo

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.