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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


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

Ragnar has 40 more related variations via Rainer, Reginald: Naldo, Raghnall, Rainault, Rainhold, Rainor, Ranier, Raonull, Raynald, Raynier, Rayniero, Reg, Reggie, Reggy, Regin, Reginaldo, Reginalt, Reginauld, Reginault, Regino, Reginvald, Reginvalt, Regnauld, Regnault, Reinald, Reinaldo, Reinaldos, Reinhold, Reinold, Reinwald, Renato, Renaud, Renault, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynaldos, Reynold, Reynolds, Rheinallt, Rinaldo and Ronald.


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

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Ragnar and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Ragnar (#unlisted) are Reggie, Reginald (#805 last year), Reinaldo, Reinhold, Rene (#796), Reynaldo, Reynold and Ronald (#397). Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 and has become much lower since, with forms such as Reginald, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynold and Ronald falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reggie, Reginald, Reinaldo, Reinhold, Rene, Reynaldo, Reynold, Ronald in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Raynar. Like Ragnar, this name is not frequently used.