Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. or-LAN-do(Italian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Italian form of Roland, as used in the epic poems Orlando Innamorato (1483) by Matteo Maria Boiardo and the continuation Orlando Furioso (1532) by Ludovico Ariosto. In the poems, Orlando is a knight in Charlemagne's army who battles against the invading Saracens. A character in Shakespeare's play As You Like It (1599) also bears this name, as does a city in Florida.

Related Names

VariantsRolando(Italian) Rolando, Roldán(Spanish) Rolando, Roldão(Portuguese) Roland, Rolant, Rollant(Carolingian Cycle)
Feminine FormOrlanda(Italian)
Other Languages & CulturesRoland(Albanian) Roeland, Roland, Roel(Dutch) Roland, Rolland, Rollie, Roly, Rowland, Rowley(English) Roland, Rolland(French) Roland(Georgian) Roland(German) Hrodland(Germanic) Loránd, Lóránt, Roland(Hungarian) Rolandas(Lithuanian) Rolant, Rollant(Medieval French) Hrōþilandaz(Old Germanic) Roland(Polish) Rolan(Russian) Roland(Slovak) Roland(Swedish)
Surname DescendantOrlando(Italian)
User SubmissionOrlandó


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Name Days

Spain: May 20


Entry updated April 23, 2024