Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Old Norse name composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel" and valdr "ruler" (making it a cognate of Reynold).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesReinoud, Reinout, Ronald(Dutch) Reginald, Reynold, Ronald, Reg, Reggie, Ron, Ronnie, Ronny(English) Reino(Finnish) Renaud, Reynaud(French) Reinhold, Ronald(German) Raginald, Reinald, Reinhold(Germanic) Raghnall(Irish) Rinaldo, Naldo(Italian) Ragnall(Medieval Irish) Ragnvald(Norwegian) Raginawaldaz(Old Germanic) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Ranald, Ronald(Scottish) Raghnall(Scottish Gaelic) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Rey(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)


Sources & References

  1. Viking Answer Lady Webpage, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023