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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RAHL-o
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of ROLF. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
VariantRolo
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf(Ancient Germanic) Hrólfr, Hróðólfr(Ancient Scandinavian) Hroðulf, Hrothulf(Anglo-Saxon) Rudolf(Armenian) Rudolf(Croatian) Rudolf(Czech) Rolf, Rudolf(Danish) Roelof, Rudolf(Dutch) Rodolphe(French) Rolf, Rudolf(German) Rudolf(Hungarian) Rodolfo(Italian) Roul(Medieval English) Roul(Medieval French) Rolf, Rudolf(Norwegian) Rudolf(Polish) Rodolfo(Portuguese) Rudolf(Russian) Rudolf(Slovene) Rodolfo(Spanish) Rolf, Rudolf, Roffe(Swedish)

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