Ranald - boys name

Ranald name popularity, meaning and origin

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Ranald name meaning:

The name Ranald is of Scottish origin and is a variant form of the Old Norse name Rögnvaldr, which is composed of the elements "regin" or "rögn" meaning "advice" or "decision" and "valdr" meaning "ruler" or "power". Therefore, the name Ranald can be interpreted to mean "wise ruler" or "deciding ruler". This name carries connotations of leadership, wisdom, and strength, reflecting a traditional appreciation for guidance and authority.

Ranald has several variations across cultures, including Ronald in English, and its use has been popular in Scotland and among Scottish diaspora. Over the years, the name has been borne by notable figures, which has helped maintain its usage. It evokes a sense of heritage, tradition, and respect for leadership qualities. Despite its historical roots, Ranald remains a unique choice for parents looking for a name with a strong meaning and cultural depth.

Origin: Scottish

Rules with counsel. form of Ronald.

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Ronald , Ranald, Ron , Ronal, Ronaldo, Ronn, Ronnette

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