Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. RAHN-əld(English)

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 & CulturesRaginald, Reinald, Reinhold(Ancient Germanic) Reino(Finnish) Renaud(French) Raghnall(Irish) Rinaldo(Italian) Ragnall(Medieval Irish) Ragnvald(Norwegian) Ragnvaldr(Old Norse) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Reinaldo, Reynaldo(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

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


Entry updated January 21, 2022