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Used also in Slovakia.
Really handsome and cool name, I love it a lot :)
Reminds me of "Roland the Farter". HATE this name. It is only suitable for sixty-year-olds with no hair. Very sorry to anyone with this name.
I met a very bad person with this name but it suits him. It doesn't sound strong, it sounds like a little weak posh man who wears vests every day.
Roland is also commonly used in the country of Georgia, where it is written as: როლანდ [noted -ed]The nominative case form of the name is როლანდი (Rolandi).Sources used:
- http://kids.ge/baby-name?id=2158 (in Georgian)
- Roland Akhalaia (b. 1950), a Georgian lawyer and politician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%90%E1%83%AE%E1%83%90%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%98%E1%83%90 (in Georgian)
- Roland Andriadze (b. 1995), a Georgian athlete: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93%E1%83%A0%E1%83%98%E1%83%90%E1%83%AB%E1%83%94 (in Georgian)
- Roland Giligashvili (b. 1952), a Georgian lawyer and politician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%92%E1%83%98%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98%E1%83%92%E1%83%90%E1%83%A8%E1%83%95%E1%83%98%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- Roland Kemularia (b. 1956), a Georgian historian and politician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%99%E1%83%94%E1%83%9B%E1%83%A3%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%A0%E1%83%98%E1%83%90 (in Georgian)
- Roland Kopaliani (b. 1957), a Georgian scientist: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%99%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9E%E1%83%90%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- Roland Meskhi (b. 1961), a Georgian politician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%A1%E1%83%AE%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- Roland Meskhishvili (b. 1930), a Georgian physician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%A1%E1%83%AE%E1%83%98%E1%83%A8%E1%83%95%E1%83%98%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- Roland Mgaloblishvili (b. 1956), a Georgian politician: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%9B%E1%83%92%E1%83%90%E1%83%9A%E1%83%9D%E1%83%91%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98%E1%83%A8%E1%83%95%E1%83%98%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- Roland Pipia (b. 1972), a Georgian economist and political figure: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%A4%E1%83%98%E1%83%A4%E1%83%98%E1%83%90 (in Georgian)
- Roland Sarchimelia (1933-2017), a Georgian professor: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%A1%E1%83%90%E1%83%A0%E1%83%A9%E1%83%98%E1%83%9B%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98%E1%83%90 (in Georgian)
- Roland Topchishvili (b. 1949), a Georgian historian and professor: https://ka.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%83%A0%E1%83%9D%E1%83%9A%E1%83%90%E1%83%9C%E1%83%93_%E1%83%97%E1%83%9D%E1%83%A4%E1%83%A9%E1%83%98%E1%83%A8%E1%83%95%E1%83%98%E1%83%9A%E1%83%98 (in Georgian)
- (general): https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=Roland&last=&search=Zoeken
https://ge.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Roland/+/ge-0-Georgi%C3%AB (lists only bearers living in Georgia)
- You can also find plenty of Georgian bearers on Facebook! The best way to find them is to search per city, preferably the most populous ones of Georgia: Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Rustavi, Gori and Zugdidi.
You guys should play Library of Ruina. Trust me on this one. Actually, maybe play Lobotomy Corporation first, because it has necessary story context. But there is a Roland in Library of Ruina and there are no Rolands in Lobotomy Corporation.
Twins could be Roland and Ronald because they are anograms of each other.
Roland Schitt from Schitt’s Creek.
Roland Kaiser is a German schlager singer-songwriter. He is one of the most successful German-speaking schlager-singers.
I associate this name with two things:1: Roland corporation, which makes synthesizers2: Roland from Borderlands, who is very cool and brave and lovable.
Also Estonian: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_(eesnimi)
Roland Crane is the deuteragonist in Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom.
ARE YOU KIDDING GUYS?! NOBODY SAID THAT THIS NAME WAS GIVEN TO ROLAND ORZABAL FROM TEARS FOR FEARS! (Tears for Fears did Mad World, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, and Shout) I personally think that Roland Orzabal is one of the most underrated singers of all time because THAT MAN CAN SING!
I was about to do so! LOL. I'm a big fan of theirs too.
Also Polish: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland_(imi%C4%99)
https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/Roland [noted -ed]
It’s cute yet attractively masculine.
I really like this name. I love all the names meaning "famous" because that's a very beautiful meaning. I think Roland Robert or Robert Roland would make an awesome combo because the names are quite similar and that's because they also share the same first element "Hrod" meaning "fame".
Also Slovak: https://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland
Also Czech: https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roland
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Roland who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 710th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Last name.
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner is an excellent song by Warren Zevon.
A famous bearer of this name is Roland Garros (1888-1918), a French aviator and a fighter pilot during WW1. His name was given to a tennis centre.
My father (from Wigan) was born in September 1915. He was called Roland because his pregnant mother read the Longfellow poem, The Belfry of Bruges, with the line in it: 'I am Roland! I am Roland! There is victory in the land!.
With 34 097 bearers, Roland is the 35th most common masculine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
There is some controversy about the second name element: Land is neuter and cannot form male compounds; therefore many scholars analyze Roland as HROD-NAND with NAND "daring, brave" (the same element occurs in the name Ferdinand) and a later assimilation of the medial -dn- to -l-. [noted -ed]
Roland Cubitt was a British aristocrat and the third to hold the title of Baron Ashcombe.
The name Roland is cute, handsome, friendly & underappreciated in my opinion. I think it should be used a whole lot more! =)
Roland is also used in Hungary. [noted -ed]
Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.
Rolland Baker is a world known world-changing evangelist in Mozambique, Africa. Look him up.
I like it because it's never really been a very common name. The first time I recall hearing was when my parents were talking about the Stephen King character, Roland. I've liked the name ever since.
Roland Fréart de Chambray (1606-76) was a French exponent of Classicism.
It rhymes with Poland.
A bearer of this name is Macauly Culkin character Roland from Saved!, a teen religious satire. In this movie, Roland is the sarcastic, cynical, atheistic, hilarious wheel-chair-bound brother of obnoxious, popular Jesus-freak Hilary Fay (Mandy Moore.)
I like Roland. It's a very strong and handsome name.
Sounds like a chubby (not fat) little boy who destroys sandtrucks for fun.
There is also Childe Roland of "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," by Robert Browning.
There was a cool plump chap in Grange Hill in the 70s called Roland. Yaaaay! He also wore glasses.
One of my favorite stories is that of Childe Rowland and Burd Helen, in which a boy ventures to the realm of the dark Elf-King to save his kidnapped sister.
I like this name best when pronounced ro-LAHND. It sounds very regal.
Roland Martin is a famous fisherman that has been in several commercials.
Sweetheart Roland is a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It tells of a man who fell in love with a girl who had a witch for a stepmother. The evil stepmother witch chased them until she was killed by thorns. When Roland and the girl went to get married a stranger woman made him forget the girl. Eventually they married and lived happily ever after.
Roland is an excellent name, although one ripe for being teased. If your child is tubby, he will certainly be called Rollie Pollie.
I think Roland is a nice name (although I prefer the Spanish form Rolando) but it's probably unusable here in the UK due to strong association with the TV puppet 'Roland Rat'.
Roland was one of the four main characters in "Extreme Ghostbusters" (1997), a sequel to the "Real Ghostbusters". In it, four teenagers (Roland, Garett, Eduardo and Kylee) bust ghosts, surprise surprise.
I think this is a very nice name. You can also use "Rolly" as a nickname.
It's not really a famous bearer but: 'Roland' is a song I love by the band Interpol.
The main character in Stephen King's Dark Tower series is called Roland.
Roland is also the name of the king in Stephen King's Eye of the Dragon. The poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" by Robert Browning inspired King to write the Dark Tower series.

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