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Origin and Meaning

From a character in a novel with the same name by Estonian writer Andres Saal (1861-1931) of uncertain meaning. Theories include:

1) From the name of Varbola castle [1]

2) Old Estonian vambas = 'mace' [1]

Related Names

Vambola Estonian

Further Information

Vambola is a name used among immigrants from Estonia, but is very rarely used in the Nordic countries by people without an immigration background

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Campbell: Behind the name
  2. Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)