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Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. RU-NO
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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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