RONALD
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: RAHN-əld   [key]
Meaning & History
Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
Related Names
VARIANT: Raghnall (Scottish)
DIMINUTIVES: Ron, Ronnie, Ronny (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Ronalda (Scottish), Ronnette (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Ragnvaldr (Ancient Scandinavian), Ragnvald (Danish), Raghnall (Irish), Ragnvald (Norwegian), Ronaldo (Portuguese), Ragnvald (Swedish)
Popularity
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