Voldemort Name Meaning & Origin
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"I am Lord Voldemort" is an anagram of Voldemort's full birth name, Tom Marvolo Riddle.
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voldey, el voldemort, he-who-shall-not be named, minister of darkness, sir goodtimes,hehasnonose, The Dark Lord
- Meanings and history of the name Voldemort
Created by author J.K. Rowling for the arch-villain of the Harry Potter series. Rowling has indicated that she simply created the name for effect, but observers have linked the name to:
- Edgar Allen Poe's story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," in which a mesmerist suspends a dying man in a state neither alive nor dead
- The French vol + de + mort "flight/theft of death" (note that the author says that the final t in Voldemort is silent)
- Sketchy reports of a medieval legend of an evil wizard Voldemortist who fought Merlin in the days before Arthur
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Lord Voldemort, the villain of the Harry Potter series