Gender Masculine
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. /ˈɾuː.ɑld/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Modern form of the Old Norse name Hróðvaldr or Hróaldr, composed of the elements hróðr "praise, fame" and valdr "ruler". This name was borne by the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) and the British children's author Roald Dahl (1916-1990), who was born to Norwegian parents.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHróaldr, Hróðvaldr(Old Norse)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Norway: August 27


Entry updated April 23, 2024