Orlando - boys name

Orlando name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Orlando name meaning:

The name Orlando is of Italian origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Germanic name Roland, which means "famous land" or "renowned in the land." Another possible meaning is "man from the famous land." The name Orlando has gained popularity due to its association with the famous play "Orlando Furioso" by Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto, which tells the story of a heroic knight named Orlando.

In addition to its literary references, the name Orlando is also associated with the city in Florida, USA. Orlando is a vibrant city known for its theme parks and attractions, making the name evoke a sense of playfulness and adventure. Overall, the name Orlando carries connotations of fame, strength, and bravery, reflecting a person who is distinguished, influential, and capable of achieving great things.

Origin: German

Variant of Roland: Famed land, renowned in the land.

Related names

Roland , Orlando , Orlin, Orlondo, Revelin, Rolando, Rollo , Rolly, Roly

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Overall UK ranking: 439 out of 4789

95 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Orlando

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