Meaning: “ruler; master.”
Lat (vahl-DOH-neh); Lit (vahl-DOH-ney)
The name is derived from the Latvian word valdonigs meaning “ruling; masterful.” Its designated name day is September 7th and is used as a direct translation of the name Regina. The name is not in common usage and no more than 8 women in Latvia currently bear the name. It does seem to be more common in Lithuania.