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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.RAHL-o
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Roul, the Old French form of ROLF. Rollo (or Rolf) the Ganger was an exiled Viking who, in the 10th century, became the first Duke of Normandy. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 19th century.
VariantRolo
Other Languages & CulturesHrodulf, Hrolf Ancient Germanic Hrólfr, Hróðólfr Ancient Scandinavian Hroðulf, Hrothulf Anglo-Saxon Rudolf Armenian Rudolf Croatian Rudolf Czech Rolf, Rudolf Danish Roelof, Rudolf Dutch Rodolphe French Rolf, Rudolf German Rudolf Hungarian Rodolfo Italian Roul Medieval English Roul Medieval French Rolf, Rudolf Norwegian Rudolf Polish Rodolfo Portuguese Rudolf Russian Rudolf Slovene Rodolfo Spanish Rolf, Rudolf, Roffe Swedish

Categories

Animal Crossing characters, currently out of the US top 1000, history, nobility, Redwall characters, Tolkien characters
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute