ROLAND
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: RO-lÉ™nd (English), ro-LAWN (French), RAW-lahnt (Polish)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "famous land" from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and land. Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic 'La Chanson de Roland', in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Rolland, Rowland (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Roly, Rowley (English)
FEMININE FORM: Rolande (French)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hrodland (Ancient Germanic), Roeland, Roel (Dutch), Loránd, Lóránt (Hungarian), Orlando, Rolando (Italian), Rolando, Roldão (Portuguese), Rolan (Russian), Rolando, Roldán (Spanish)
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