Skip to main content

Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and North German (Lower Rhine) : patronymic from the Germannic personal name Waldhar (or other forms such as Walthari, Waldheri, Waltherus, Wolterus, Walterus, Woutra) meaning ‘mighty army’ (see Walter).

Subscribe to Family Education

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.

Subscribe