Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɹɛn.əld/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Raginald, composed of the elements regin "advice, counsel, decision" and walt "power, authority". The Normans (who used forms like Reinald or Reinold) brought the name to Britain, where it reinforced rare Old English and Norse cognates already in existence. It was common during the Middle Ages, but became more rare after the 15th century.

Related Names

Rootsregin + wald/walt
Other Languages & CulturesRenaud, Rinaldo(Carolingian Cycle) Reinoud, Reinout, Ronald(Dutch) 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) Ragnvaldr(Old Norse) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Ranald, Ronald(Scottish) Raghnall(Scottish Gaelic) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Rey(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsRennell, Rennold, Rennoll, Reynell, Reynolds(English)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022