Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ʁə.no/(French)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

French form of Reynold. This name was used in medieval French literature for the hero Renaud de Montauban, a young man who flees with his three brothers from the court of Charlemagne after killing the king's nephew. Charlemagne pardons the brothers on the condition that they enter the Crusades. A loose version of the character also appears in medieval Italian extensions of the tales, in the Italian form Rinaldo.

Related Names

Rootsregin + wald/walt
Other Languages & CulturesReinoud, Reinout, Ronald(Dutch) Reginald, Reynold, Ronald, Reg, Reggie(English) Reino(Finnish) Reinhold, Ronald(German) Raginald, Reinald, Reinhold(Germanic) Raghnall(Irish) Rinaldo, Naldo(Italian) Ragnall(Medieval Irish) Ragnvald(Norwegian) Raginawaldaz(Old Germanic) Ragnvaldr(Old Norse) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Ranald, Ronald(Scottish) Raghnall(Scottish Gaelic) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Rey(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsRenaud, Renault(French)


Name Days

France: September 17


Entry updated April 23, 2024