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It’s cute yet attractively masculine.
nylonpanda  9/13/2019
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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".
MrNameGuy250  8/30/2019
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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.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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Last name.
kayisforkeen  10/12/2018
1
Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner is an excellent song by Warren Zevon.
Theodore-Lenin  8/10/2018
2
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.
Maxine J. Rolland  1/3/2017
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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!.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2016
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With 34 097 bearers, Roland is the 35th most common masculine name in Hungary. (01/01/2016).
HerculePoirot  9/2/2016
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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]
elbowin  1/21/2016
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Roland Cubitt was a British aristocrat and the third to hold the title of Baron Ashcombe.
hkols  11/5/2014
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The name Roland is cute, handsome, friendly & underappreciated in my opinion. I think it should be used a whole lot more! =)
― Anonymous User  10/27/2014
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Roland is also used in Hungary. [noted -ed]
sybilcrawley  9/7/2014
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Roland Barthes (1915-1980) was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician.
una_tal_ia  6/12/2014
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Rolland Baker is a world known world-changing evangelist in Mozambique, Africa. Look him up.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2013
1
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.
GibsonGirl  1/20/2012
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Roland Fréart de Chambray (1606-76) was a French exponent of Classicism.
― Anonymous User  12/4/2011
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It rhymes with Poland.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2011
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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.)
DaphneSusan  10/30/2010
2
I like Roland. It's a very strong and handsome name.
Tawnee  10/20/2010
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Sounds like a chubby (not fat) little boy who destroys sandtrucks for fun.
high_chronicles  9/16/2010
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There is also Childe Roland of "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," by Robert Browning.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2010
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There was a cool plump chap in Grange Hill in the 70s called Roland. Yaaaay! He also wore glasses.
BonVoyage  1/29/2010
2
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.
dramaelf  1/1/2010
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I like this name best when pronounced ro-LAHND. It sounds very regal.
dogstar21  7/29/2008
1
Roland Martin is a famous fisherman that has been in several commercials.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2008
1
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.
rory  4/4/2008
1
Roland is an excellent name, although one ripe for being teased. If your child is tubby, he will certainly be called Rollie Pollie.
RazzleDazzle  3/21/2008
2
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'.
Sezzers  11/24/2007
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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.
DontDissMadison  5/1/2007
2
I think this is a very nice name. You can also use "Rolly" as a nickname.
Hola123  4/21/2007
2
It's not really a famous bearer but: 'Roland' is a song I love by the band Interpol.
Sneasel  10/11/2006
1
The main character in Stephen King's Dark Tower series is called Roland.
zita  1/29/2006
1
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.
jess6214  10/19/2006

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