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What does Orlando mean?

Orlando Pronunciation of Orlando [or-lan-do] as a boys' name is pronounced or-LAHN-doh. It is of Spanish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Orlando is "renowned land". Variant of Roland. Mostly literary and late 19th-century use. Literary: Virginia Woolf wrote a gender-bending fantasy novel "Orlando". Composer Orlando Gibbons; football player Orlando Pace; actor Orlando Bloom.

Associated with: renowned (famous), 19th century.


Orlando has 9 variants: Arlando, Land, Lanny, Orlan, Orland, Orlin, Orlondo, Roland and Rolando.

1 feminine form: Orlanda.

Creative forms:
(male) Orlanor, Orlanto, ..

(female) Orlanot, Orlante, ..

Middle name pairings:
Orlando Aydan (O.A.), ..

How popular is Orlando?

Orlando is a very prominent first name for men (#332 out of 1220, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2688 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Orlando reached its peak position of #276 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #614. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orlando name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orlando outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Orlando (#614 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Roland (#586 in 2015), Rolando (#949), Orlan, Orlin, Lanny and Orland. Usage of these relations of Orlando was common in the 1920s (average #1169) and has become much reduced since (#1449, down 67%), with versions such as Roland becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Orlando, Lanny, Orlan, Orland, Orlin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Roland, Rolando in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Orlando and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Almando, Amando, Araldo, Arland, Armando, Armondo, Arnaldo, Belindo, Brando, Celindo, Elado, Erland, Fernando, Helado (see Heladio), Hernando, Lando, Marlondo, Nando, Normando, Olindo, Oran, Oratio, Orazio, Orjan, Orman, Ormand, Ormond, Ormonde, Ormondo, Orran, Orsino, Orsonio (see Orson), Osvaldo and Oswaldo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Orlando.

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