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PronouncedPron.RAHN-əld English

Meaning & History

Scottish form of RAGNVALDR, a name introduced to Scotland by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).
VariantRaghnall Scottish
DiminutivesRon, Ronnie, Ronny English
Feminine FormsRonalda Scottish Ronnette English
Other Languages & CulturesRaginald, Reinald, Reinhold Ancient Germanic Ragnvaldr Ancient Scandinavian Ragnvald Danish Reinoud, Reinout Dutch Reino Finnish Renaud, Reynaud French Reinhold German Raghnall Irish Rinaldo Italian Ragnvald Norwegian Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo Portuguese Reinaldo, Reynaldo Spanish Ragnvald Swedish Rheinallt Welsh


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute