Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. 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 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, who first appeared in 1963.

Related Names

DiminutivesRon, Ronnie, Ronny(English)
Feminine FormsRonalda(Scottish) Ronnette(English)
Other Languages & CulturesRaginald, Reinald, Reinhold(Ancient Germanic) Ragnvaldr(Ancient Scandinavian) Reino(Finnish) Renaud, Reynaud(French) Raghnall(Irish) Rinaldo, Naldo(Italian) Ragnvald(Norwegian) Reinaldo, Reynaldo, Ronaldo(Portuguese) Reinaldo, Reynaldo(Spanish) Ragnvald(Swedish) Rheinallt(Welsh)

People think this name is

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Name Days

Estonia: July 16
Sweden: May 16


Entry updated April 25, 2021