Gender Masculine
Scripts როლანდ(Georgian)
Pronounced Pron. RO-lənd(English)
RAW-LAHN(French)
RO-lant(German)
RO-lahnt(Dutch)
RO-lawnd(Hungarian)
RAW-lant(Polish)
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic elements hrod meaning "fame" and landa meaning "land", though some theories hold that the second element was originally nand meaning "brave". Roland was a semi-legendary French hero whose story is told in the medieval epic La Chanson de Roland, in which he is a nephew of Charlemagne killed in battle with the Saracens. The Normans introduced this name to England.

Related Names

VariantsRolland, Rowland(English) Roeland(Dutch) Loránd, Lóránt(Hungarian)
DiminutivesRoly(English) Roel(Dutch)
Feminine FormRolande(French)
Other Languages & CulturesHrodland(Ancient Germanic) Orlando, Rolando(Italian) Orlando, Rolando, Roldão(Portuguese) Rolan(Russian) Orlando, Rolando, Roldán(Spanish)
Surname DescendantRolland(French)
User SubmissionRóland

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Czechia: June 14
Estonia: July 30
France: September 15
Hungary: July 15
Poland: August 9
Slovakia: May 9
Sweden: August 9

Images

Roland at Roncesvalles by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1883)Roland at Roncesvalles by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1883)

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Entry updated January 21, 2022