[ 2 syll. wal-trau(d), wa-ltra-ud ] The baby girl name Waltraud is pronounced as Waa-LTRAO-D †. Waltraud's language of origin is Germanic and it is used mainly in the German language. It is derived from wald meaning 'to rule' + walh 'foreigner' + trud 'strength, power'. An original form of Waltraud is Waltrudis (Germanic). The name is from the first element wald or walh, and the second element 'thrud'. Variant forms of Waltraud include the German Waldtraud, the name Waltraude, the name Waltrawd, and the name Waltrawde. Another form of Waltraud is the German variant spelling Waltraut.
Waltraud is unusual as a baby name for girls. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Waltraud: W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AO as in "ought (AO.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"