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Origin : German, pet form of names such as Waldemar
The name Waldo is a boy's name of German origin meaning "to rule". Its jaunty o-ending makes this name more appealing than most of its Germanic brothers, and we hope we're beyond the constant response to his name being "Where's Waldo?" The weighty reputation of writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson adds a measure of backbone to the name. In tribute to Ralph Waldo, many babies were given those two names, including Ralph (Waldo) Ellison, author of Invisible Man. In popular culture, the young Robert Redford played the dashing titular character in The Great Waldo Pepper and Waldo Lydecker was a key character in the haunting classic film Laura.
Popularity of name Waldo over time
There are 5688 people in the U.S. with the first name Waldo, this name was mostly popular in 1915 with popularity 174 .
Waldo is used for both genders.
99.89 percent of people with the first name Waldo are man
0.11 percent of people with the first name Waldo are woman
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