Roland - boys name

Roland name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 82%

Roland name meaning:

The name Roland is of German origin and has a rich historical significance. It is derived from the elements "hrod," meaning "fame," and "land," meaning "land" or "territory." Therefore, the name Roland can be interpreted as "famous land" or "renowned ruler."

In literature and folklore, the name Roland is often associated with bravery and heroism. The most famous reference is the epic poem "The Song of Roland," which tells the story of Roland, a legendary knight who fought valiantly in Charlemagne's army. Roland is depicted as a noble and courageous warrior, known for his unwavering loyalty and strength.

As a result, the name Roland carries connotations of strength, honor, and a strong sense of identity. It is a name often given to boys with the hope that they will embody these qualities. Roland is a timeless and classic name, resonating with a sense of valor and significance that has stood the test of time.

Origin: German

Famed Throughout the Land.

Related names

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

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 871 out of 4789

35 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Roland

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