Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAHN-əld(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Scottish form of Ragnvaldr, a name introduced to Britain by Scandinavian settlers and invaders. It became popular outside Scotland during the 20th century. A famous bearer was the American actor and president Ronald Reagan (1911-2004). It is also associated with Ronald McDonald, the clown mascot for the McDonald's chain of restaurants, first appearing in 1963.

Related Names

VariantsRanald(Scottish) Raghnall(Scottish Gaelic)
DiminutivesRon, Ronnie, Ronny(English)
Feminine FormsRonalda(Scottish) Ronnette(English)
Other Languages & CulturesReino(Finnish) Renaud(French) Raginald, Reinald, Reinhold(Germanic) Raghnall(Irish) Rinaldo(Italian) Ragnall(Medieval Irish) Ragnvald(Norwegian) Raginawaldaz(Old Germanic) Ragnvaldr(Old Norse) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Reinaldo, Reynaldo(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: August 20
Estonia: July 16
Norway: August 9
Sweden: May 16


Entry updated January 21, 2022