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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- Nicknames for Waltraud
Walli, Waldi, Traudl, Trudi, Traudi
- Meanings and history of the name Waltraud
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.
- Famous real-life people named Waltraud
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 Hanl, Doll artist
Waltraud Anna Mitgutsch, Austrian writer
Waltraud Schoppe, German politician
- Waltraud in song, story & screen
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"