Voldemort Name Meaning & Origin

Voldemort

Pronunciation: VOHL-də-mohr, VOHL-də-mohrt (key)

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"I am Lord Voldemort" is an anagram of Voldemort's full birth name, Tom Marvolo Riddle.

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Nicknames for Voldemort

voldey, el voldemort, he-who-shall-not be named, minister of darkness, sir goodtimes,hehasnonose, The Dark Lord
You-know-who, Tim

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

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