Waltraud Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Valerie:
Borrowed from the French, Valerie is from the Latin Valerius, an old Roman family name derived from valere (to be strong, healthy).
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- Personal experiences with the name Waltraud: | Edit
I had a great aunt named Waltraud. I'm told she was really nice (she lived in Germany, so I never had the chance to meet her), but I'm thinking I might just kill myself if this was my name. Poor Waltraud!
- Nicknames for Waltraud: | Edit
Walli, Waldi, Traudl, Trudi, Traudi
- Meanings and history of the name Waltraud: | Edit
Waltraud comes from Old High German and means "strong". It has several alternate spellings: Waldtraut, Waltraut, Waltrud. The French form is Waudru, the Polish form is Waldetruda, and the Latin form is Waldetrudis.
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St. Waltraud, patron saint of Mons, Belgium and of sick children
Waltraut Haas, Austrian actress and singer
Waltraud Klasnic, Austrian politician
Waldtraut Lewin, German writer, actress and director
Waltraud Meier, German opera singer
Waltraud Anna Mitgutsch, Austrian writer
Waltraud Schoppe, German politician
- Waltraud in song, story & screen: | Edit
Waldtraut Flammond, heroine of the German film "Top Secret!" (she was named Hilary in the original English version)
Waltraute, character in the Wagner operas "The Valkyrie" and "Twilight of the Gods"