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First name origin & meaning:

Teutonic: Mighty

First name variations: Sigrath, Sigurd, Sigrid, Wallda, Welda, Wellda, Durwood, Durwin, Derwood, Derward, Ward, Durward, Oswell, Ossie, Ozzie, Oswall, Oswell, Redfield, Redgrave, Redman, Redd, Redding, Red, Redford, Reggie, Reggy, Reg, Reynolds, Reynold, Regnauld, Reinald, Renault, Rene, Rinaldo, Renato, Reinhold, Raghnall, Reginald, Rossano, Rosse, Ross, Roswalt, Valdemarr, Valdermar, Valdemar, Welti, Walfred

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German and English: topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
  2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Wald ‘forest’. Very few Jews would have been living anywhere near a forest at the time when they acquired surnames, so as a Jewish name its origins are unlikely to be topographic.
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