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: Raginald, Reinald, Reinhold (Ancient Germanic), Ragnvaldr (Ancient Scandinavian), Ragnvald (Danish), Reinoud, Reinout (Dutch), Reino (Finnish), Renaud, Reynaud (French), Reinhold (German), Raghnall (Irish), Rinaldo (Italian), Ragnvald (Norwegian), Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo (Portuguese), Reinaldo, Reynaldo (Spanish), Ragnvald (Swedish), Rheinallt (Welsh)
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