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What does Ragnar mean?

Ragnar Pronunciation of Ragnar [rag-nar] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Ragnar is "judgment warrior". Related to German names like Reginald and Rainer.

Associated with: norse, judgment, warrior.


Ragnar has 7 variants: Ragnor, Rainer, Rainier, Rayner, Raynor, Regner and Reiner.

5 more relations via Rainer, Reginald: Raghnall, Rainor, Ranier, Raynald and Raynier.

Creative forms:
(male) Ragnarri, ..

(female) Ragna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ragnar Leopold (R.L.), ..

How popular is Ragnar?

Ragnar is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Ragnar is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Ragnar (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Reginald (#875 from recent data). Other variants, like Raynald, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Ragnar was more pronounced among parents during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much reduced since, with Reginald becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reginald in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Algar, Baumar, Bonar, Bonnar, Caesar, Caezar, Casar, Caspar, Danar, Eadgar, Edgar, Einar, Elgar, Fajar, Farrar, Gardnar, Garnar, Garpar (see Gaspard), Gaspar, Hadar, Haidar, Halvar, Hammar, Haydar, Inar, Ingmar, Ingvar, Jabbar, Jafar, Jamar, Jaspar, Jayar, Kaspar, Lamar, Lavar, Lazar, Lazear, Racham, Radnor, Rafa, Rafer, Raham, Rain, Rainart, Rainger, Rainhard, Rajah, Ramzan, Ranald, Rance, Rand, Randal, Randi, Randl (see Randall), Randy, Rane, Ranger, Rashad, Rayder, Rayman, Raynar, Raynard, Rayne, Raynord, Reagan, Renat, Rennard, Reynard, Roger, Ronal, Sacar (see Sachar), Sachar, Wagner, Yaar and Zafar. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ragnar.

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