Waldo

Waldo - A very unique male name



  Jun 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Waldo, meaning to rule, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #621. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Waldo and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Waldo? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Waldo. The baby boy name Waldo was given to 6 baby boys in 1997, ranking #3076 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 285,686 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Waldo peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1913 on position 401.



Famous with this name

Waldo Salt
Kip Waldo
Waldo Valenzuela


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Waldo is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Waldo is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,075 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,075.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Waldo is where you live.


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Waldo origin and meaning

Waldo is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means to rule. To see famous people named Waldo, pop culture references for the name Waldo and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Waldo

We've found the following names that sound similar to Waldo, sorted by popularity.

Waleed / Walt / Walid /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19973076
19923564
19912446
19902440
19891965
19881710
19872474
19861962
19851823
19842033
19831793
19802484
19792392
19762255
19691856
19681779
19661492
19641564
19631767
19611794
19591256
19561457
19521557
19511284
19501287
19471564
19461687
19451588
19441417
19431190
19421016
19411628
19401650
1939914
19381427
19371271
1936799
19351143
1934886
1933770
1932671
1931724
1930606
1929651
1928726
1927681
1926627
1925645
1924604
1923576
1922595
1921585
1920533
1919589
1918492
1917477
1916475
1915419
1914456
1913401
1912553
1910621

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2075

Even more about Waldo


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Waldo a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Waldo?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Waldo
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 285,686
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
1997 births +6

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