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GenderMasculine
UsageFrench
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Meaning & History

French form of REYNOLD. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne after killing the king's nephew. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades.
VariantReynaud
Other Languages & CulturesRaginald, Reinald, Reinhold Ancient Germanic Ragnvaldr Ancient Scandinavian Ragnvald Danish Reinoud, Reinout Dutch Reginald, Reynold, Ronald, Reg, Reggie English Reino Finnish Reinhold German Raghnall Irish Rinaldo Italian Ragnvald Norwegian Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo Portuguese Raghnall, Ranald, Ronald Scottish Reinaldo, Reynaldo Spanish Ragnvald Swedish Rheinallt Welsh

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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute