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Famous bearer: Actor Orlando Bloom (Legolas, "The Lord of the Rings").
-- Destry  4/13/2005
The actor Orlando Bloom was named for the great English composer Orlando Gibbons. It is the name of a famous Italian Renaissance epic poem called "Orlando Furioso" on which Handel wrote an opera that is still in the repertoire.
-- Anton  3/7/2010
The main character in Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando bears this name. Orlando is a boy in the beginning of the book, but changes his gender a few times during his life, going as Lady Orlando whenever s/he decides to be a woman.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2005
Nickname for this name can possibly be Orli.
-- ringer007  7/9/2005
Other famous bearers of this name are Orlando Brown (Eddie from That's So Raven) and Orlando Jones (The Time Machine).
-- Ayame77  11/12/2005
I was told this name can also be Cuban. It is a city in Florida, yes, because the Spanish (Ponce de Leon) first found Florida, with means flower in Spanish, and Orlando is also a Spanish name which they named a city in Florida after.
-- monica123  2/17/2006
I think Orlando is a very fun name! I can a imagine a really handsome, Hawaian guy named Orlando! Also, Orlando Brown plays the funny Eddy in That's So Raven! Funny!
-- Anonymous User  3/25/2006
Two famous bearers are Major League Baseball players Orlando Palmero and Orlando Cabrera.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2006
Love the name! Shakespeare used it! It's very cool and sounds amazing.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2006
A really cool name. Orlando Bloom *sigh* makes it a whole lot better.
-- 7up  1/27/2007
A famous bearer on That's so Raven is Eddie Thomas, but his real name is Orlando Brown!
-- Stella_Hearts  4/8/2007
Orlando is one of my top favorite boy's names. When I think about this name I envision a gracious young man with strong family values. Someone who is also is very charming and enthusiastic. A lovely name in general. If I had any distaste for this name in the least is that it's the name of a city in Florida. I live in Florida so it's a little strange. Nevertheless, I would still use this name despite that. Oh, and yes Orlando Bloom definitely makes this name 100 times cooler. =)
-- Cyneburga  6/11/2007
I really love the name Orlando; it's right on the top of my list of favorite names. And the fact that Orlando Bloom has this name makes it that much better.
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2007
Love this name, sounds incredibly dashing, but it would be annoying if people kept asking if you named your son after Orlando Bloom.
-- Sezzers  11/25/2007
This is also the last name of the Prime Minister of Italy during World War I, Vittorio Orlando. He was also one of the "Big Four" (along with Woodrow Wilson for the US, David Lloyd George for Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau for France).
-- rv14142  12/12/2007
There is a character in the graphic novel 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' named Orlando. S/he (Orlando is a transsexual) is a mixture of Virginia Woolf's Orlando and Orlando the knight of Charlemagne.
-- Rolando8  3/28/2008
I don't like place names on people. Everyone will associate the name with the place, and Orlando is known for its bad taste and hideous singers, right? Besides, the nickname Orly is hideous.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I find it intresting that Orlando means "famous land" and Orlando is a famous city.
-- Lady Seashell  5/21/2008
The prefix *or-* means golden, so combined with -lando, it could mean "of the golden land.
-- JadePenbrooke  5/24/2008
Also used in Spanish/Castilian. It's pronounced Ohr-lahn-doh.
-- EliiAnA  1/21/2010
Orlando reminds me of a pirate. (Of course, Orlando Bloom playing Will Turner might have something to do with it).
-- high_chronicles  4/3/2010
I know of a few kids with this name, mostly of Puerto Rican decent.
-- Aureliano  4/28/2010
I just recently started to love this name (Although I do fancy Orlando Bloom). It's very romantic sounding which I love for boy's names. The fact Shakespeare used the name also makes me like it more.
-- Antique_Cherub  6/13/2010
The Italian pronunciation is awrr-LAHN-daw.
-- presentperfect  9/12/2011
Orlando Brown (born 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and musician.
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
This name reminds me of SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. I've wanted to go there since I was four, and haven't. So it seems an oceanic name to me even though it's the word "land" between two O's.
-- El is a Beth  4/17/2013
The name Orlando sorta relaxes me. (It also makes me think of Legolas from The Lord of the Rings).
-- Meerkat  4/17/2013
I think Orlando is a very sexy name! It's brilliant how it's Italian and I love that there was a character with this name in a Shakespeare play! Moreover, Orlando Bloom is a fantastic namesake! I'm tempted to use this name for a future son! (♥ó㉨ò)ノ♡.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  10/27/2014
Registered with the Guild of One Name Studies
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-- JDBG12  11/25/2014

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